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Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2003 Oct 23;123(20):2849-53.

[Alcohol consumption, income and education in Norway, 1993-2000].

[Article in Norwegian]

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Divisjon for epidemiologi, Nasjonalt folkehelseinstitutt, Postboks 4404 Nydalen, 0403 Oslo. bjorn.heine.strand@fhi.no

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

We have studied the trend in alcohol consumption by socio-economic status in Norway over the 1993-2000 period. Have differences in consumption been stable over time, or have they levelled off?

MATERIAL AND METHODS:

Our analysis is based on self-reported data from 6894 persons, stratified by year, sex, age, level of education, level of income, and where in Norway they lived. Bivariate and multiple analyses were performed.

RESULTS:

Alcohol consumption increased in all socio-economic groups over this period. Men consumed more than women; consumption increased with level of education and level of income. Income and level of education predicted alcohol consumption about equally well. The Oslo area had the highest consumption.

INTERPRETATION:

Alcohol consumption has increased in all socio-economic groups. It increases with level of education and higher income; men consume more than women.

PMID:
14600708
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