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Alcohol-related morbidity and mortality.

Abstract

Alcohol use is related to a wide variety of negative health outcomes including morbidity, mortality, and disability. Research on alcohol-related morbidity and mortality takes into account the varying effects of overall alcohol consumption and drinking patterns. The results from this epidemiological research indicate that alcohol use increases the risk for many chronic health consequences (e.g., diseases) and acute consequences (e.g., traffic crashes), but a certain pattern of regular light-to-moderate drinking may have beneficial effects on coronary heart disease. Several issues are relevant to the methodology of studies of alcohol-related morbidity and mortality, including the measurement of both alcohol consumption and the outcomes studied as well as study design. Broad summary measures that reflect alcohol's possible effects on morbidity, mortality, and disability may be more useful than measures of any one outcome alone.

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    MeSH

    Alcohol Drinking
    Alcohol-Induced Disorders
    Alcoholic Beverages
    Chronic Disease
    Coronary Disease
    Data Interpretation, Statistical
    Epidemiologic Methods
    Humans
    Meta-Analysis as Topic
    Risk Assessment
    Risk Factors

    Pub Type(s)

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

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    15301399

    Citation

    TY - JOUR T1 - Alcohol-related morbidity and mortality. AU - Rehm,Jürgen, AU - Gmel,Gerhard, AU - Sempos,Christopher T, AU - Trevisan,Maurizio, PY - 2004/8/11/pubmed PY - 2004/9/1/medline PY - 2004/8/11/entrez SP - 39 EP - 51 JF - Alcohol research & health : the journal of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism JO - Alcohol Res Health VL - 27 IS - 1 N2 - Alcohol use is related to a wide variety of negative health outcomes including morbidity, mortality, and disability. Research on alcohol-related morbidity and mortality takes into account the varying effects of overall alcohol consumption and drinking patterns. The results from this epidemiological research indicate that alcohol use increases the risk for many chronic health consequences (e.g., diseases) and acute consequences (e.g., traffic crashes), but a certain pattern of regular light-to-moderate drinking may have beneficial effects on coronary heart disease. Several issues are relevant to the methodology of studies of alcohol-related morbidity and mortality, including the measurement of both alcohol consumption and the outcomes studied as well as study design. Broad summary measures that reflect alcohol's possible effects on morbidity, mortality, and disability may be more useful than measures of any one outcome alone. SN - 1535-7414 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15301399/full_citation L2 - http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/arh27-1/39-51.pdf ER -