Decline in age of drinking onset in Ireland, gender and per capita alcohol consumption.

@article{Smyth2011DeclineIA,
  title={Decline in age of drinking onset in Ireland, gender and per capita alcohol consumption.},
  author={Bobby P Smyth and Alan B. Kelly and G. Lissant Cox},
  journal={Alcohol and alcoholism},
  year={2011},
  volume={46 4},
  pages={
          478-84
        }
}
AIMS We sought to examine the fall in age of first drinking in Ireland and to determine whether there were gender differences. We also aimed to determine whether there was a relationship between the per capita alcohol consumption evident when people entered later adolescence and their age of drinking onset. METHODS Information on age of first drinking was based on retrospective recall of 9832 interviewees from the pooled samples obtained from two population surveys. We examined the change in… CONTINUE READING
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