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Mortality in relation to alcohol consumption: a prospective study among male British doctors.

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BACKGROUND: To relate alcohol consumption patterns to mortality in an elderly population. METHODS: We undertook a 23-year prospective study of 12 000 male British doctors aged 48-78 years in 1978, involving 7000 deaths. Questionnaires about drinking and smoking were completed in 1978 and once again in 1989-91. Mortality analyses are standardized for age, follow-up duration, and smoking, and (during the last decade of the study, 1991-2001) subdivide non-drinkers into never-drinkers and ex-dri...

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10.1093/ije/dyh369

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Trial Service Unit
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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Trial Service Unit
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Journal:
International journal of epidemiology
Volume:
34
Issue:
1
Pages:
199-204
Publication date:
2005-02-05
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EISSN:
1464-3685
ISSN:
0300-5771
URN:
uuid:2112b2ee-6498-4694-9d1b-204261efc291
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32953
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pubs:32953

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