Are U.S. women drinking less (or more)? Historical and aging trends, 1981-2001.

@article{Wilsnack2006AreUW,
  title={Are U.S. women drinking less (or more)? Historical and aging trends, 1981-2001.},
  author={Richard W. Wilsnack and Arlinda F. Kristjanson and Sharon C Wilsnack and Ross D. Crosby},
  journal={Journal of studies on alcohol},
  year={2006},
  volume={67 3},
  pages={341-8}
}
OBJECTIVE Women's alcohol consumption in the United States has aroused increased public concern, despite a scarcity of evidence of any major increases in women's drinking. To help resolve this apparent inconsistency, we examined patterns of historical and age-related changes in U.S. women's drinking from 1981 to 2001. METHOD In national surveys of women in 1981, 1991, and 2001, we measured the prevalence of 12-month and 30-day drinking, heavy episodic drinking (HED; six or more drinks per day… CONTINUE READING

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