Ascitic cirrhosis in relation to alcohol consumption.

  title={Ascitic cirrhosis in relation to alcohol consumption.},
  author={Georges P{\'e}quignot and Albert J. Tuyns and J. L. Berta},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  volume={7 2},
The average daily alcohol consumption of 184 male patients with ascitic cirrhosis and a random population sample of 778 males was ascertained by interview. Relative risks of ascitic cirrhosis are calculated for different levels of daily alcohol consumption: the logarithm of risk is shown to be a linear function of consumption. The proportion of cases attributable to alcohol is calculated and shown to be over 90%. The potential saving of ascitic cirrhosis if individual consumption of alcohol… CONTINUE READING

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