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Patterns of alcohol consumption in middle-aged men from France and Northern Ireland. The PRIME study.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To assess the patterns of alcohol consumption in France and Northern Ireland.

DESIGN

Four cross-sectional studies.

SETTING

Sample of 50-59 y old men living in France and Northern Ireland, consuming at least one unit of alcoholic beverage per week.

SUBJECTS

5363 subjects from France and 1367 from Northern Ireland.

INTERVENTIONS

None.

RESULTS

Consumption of wine was higher in France whereas consumption of beer and spirits was higher in Northern Ireland. Alcohol drinking was rather homogeneous throughout the week in France, whereas Fridays and Saturdays accounted for 60% of total alcohol consumption in Northern Ireland. In both countries, current smokers had a higher consumption of all types of alcoholic beverages than non-smokers. Similarly, obese and hypertensive subjects had a higher total alcohol consumption than non-obese or normotensive subjects, but the type of alcoholic beverages differed between countries. In Northern Ireland, subjects which reported some physical activity consumed significantly less alcoholic beverages than sedentary subjects, whereas no differences were found in France. Conversely, subjects with dyslipidemia consumed more alcoholic beverages than normolipidemic subjects in France, whereas no differences were found in Northern Ireland. In France, total alcohol, wine and beer consumption was negatively related to socioeconomic status and educational level. In Northern Ireland, total alcohol, beer and spirits consumption was negatively related whereas wine consumption was positively related to socioeconomic status and educational level.

CONCLUSIONS

Alcohol drinking patterns differ between France and Northern Ireland, and also according to cardiovascular risk factors, socioeconomic and educational levels.

SPONSORSHIP

Merck, Sharp & Dohme-Chibret (France), the NICHSA and the Department of Health and Social Service (Northern Ireland).

Authors+Show Affiliations

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INSERM U518, Faculté de Médecine Purpan, Toulouse, France.

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MeSH

Alcohol Drinking
Beer
Blood Pressure
Cardiovascular Diseases
Cross-Cultural Comparison
Cross-Sectional Studies
Diet
Educational Status
France
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Northern Ireland
Obesity
Risk Factors
Social Class
Surveys and Questionnaires
Wine

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

10745283

Citation

Marques-Vidal, P, et al. "Patterns of Alcohol Consumption in Middle-aged Men From France and Northern Ireland. the PRIME Study." European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vol. 54, no. 4, 2000, pp. 321-8.
Marques-Vidal P, Arveiler D, Evans A, et al. Patterns of alcohol consumption in middle-aged men from France and Northern Ireland. The PRIME study. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2000;54(4):321-8.
Marques-Vidal, P., Arveiler, D., Evans, A., Montaye, M., Bingham, A., Ruidavets, J. B., ... Ducimetière, P. (2000). Patterns of alcohol consumption in middle-aged men from France and Northern Ireland. The PRIME study. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 54(4), pp. 321-8.
Marques-Vidal P, et al. Patterns of Alcohol Consumption in Middle-aged Men From France and Northern Ireland. the PRIME Study. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2000;54(4):321-8. PubMed PMID: 10745283.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Patterns of alcohol consumption in middle-aged men from France and Northern Ireland. The PRIME study. AU - Marques-Vidal,P, AU - Arveiler,D, AU - Evans,A, AU - Montaye,M, AU - Bingham,A, AU - Ruidavets,J B, AU - McMaster,D, AU - Haas,B, AU - Amouyel,P, AU - Ducimetière,P, PY - 2000/4/4/pubmed PY - 2000/5/20/medline PY - 2000/4/4/entrez SP - 321 EP - 8 JF - European journal of clinical nutrition JO - Eur J Clin Nutr VL - 54 IS - 4 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To assess the patterns of alcohol consumption in France and Northern Ireland. DESIGN: Four cross-sectional studies. SETTING: Sample of 50-59 y old men living in France and Northern Ireland, consuming at least one unit of alcoholic beverage per week. SUBJECTS: 5363 subjects from France and 1367 from Northern Ireland. INTERVENTIONS: None. RESULTS: Consumption of wine was higher in France whereas consumption of beer and spirits was higher in Northern Ireland. Alcohol drinking was rather homogeneous throughout the week in France, whereas Fridays and Saturdays accounted for 60% of total alcohol consumption in Northern Ireland. In both countries, current smokers had a higher consumption of all types of alcoholic beverages than non-smokers. Similarly, obese and hypertensive subjects had a higher total alcohol consumption than non-obese or normotensive subjects, but the type of alcoholic beverages differed between countries. In Northern Ireland, subjects which reported some physical activity consumed significantly less alcoholic beverages than sedentary subjects, whereas no differences were found in France. Conversely, subjects with dyslipidemia consumed more alcoholic beverages than normolipidemic subjects in France, whereas no differences were found in Northern Ireland. In France, total alcohol, wine and beer consumption was negatively related to socioeconomic status and educational level. In Northern Ireland, total alcohol, beer and spirits consumption was negatively related whereas wine consumption was positively related to socioeconomic status and educational level. CONCLUSIONS: Alcohol drinking patterns differ between France and Northern Ireland, and also according to cardiovascular risk factors, socioeconomic and educational levels. SPONSORSHIP: Merck, Sharp & Dohme-Chibret (France), the NICHSA and the Department of Health and Social Service (Northern Ireland). SN - 0954-3007 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/10745283/Patterns_of_alcohol_consumption_in_middle_aged_men_from_France_and_Northern_Ireland__The_PRIME_study_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/alcohol.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -