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Peter Boyle, Paolo Boffetta, Albert B. Lowenfels, Harry Burns, Otis Brawley, Witold Zatonski, and Jürgen Rehm

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199655786

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199655786.001.0001

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Impact of extreme drinking on mortality

Impact of extreme drinking on mortality

(p.125) Chapter 14 Impact of extreme drinking on mortality

David Zaridze

Oxford University Press

Alcohol consumption is an important risk factor and cause of death globally. Of all deaths worldwide, 3.8% are caused by alcohol. The impact of alcohol is highest in Europe, causing about 6.5% of deaths (men 11%, women 1.8%) although there are important variations in alcohol-attributable deaths within Europe, with the highest proportion in Eastern Europe and Russia. This chapter focuses on alcohol consumption patterns in Russia. Extreme drinking is a major determinant of high adult mortality rates in Russia and has been linked with increased risk of incidence of and mortality from injuries and several diseases.

Keywords:   alcohol abuse, alcohol consumption, alcohol use, Russia

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