Consumption indicators of alcohol dependence.

  title={Consumption indicators of alcohol dependence.},
  author={Deborah A. Dawson},
  volume={89 3},
This Data Note evaluates various dichotomous measures of alcohol consumption as screeners for past-year alcohol dependence. The analysis is based on data from 22,102 current drinkers interviewed in the 1988 US National Health Interview Survey. The consumption indicators include measures of average daily intake, frequency of heavy drinking, usual quantity and frequency of drinking and various combinations of these measures. The measures based on frequency of heavy drinking are the most strongly… CONTINUE READING
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