Genetic and environmental contributions to alcohol dependence risk in a national twin sample: consistency of findings in women and men.

@article{Heath1997GeneticAE,
  title={Genetic and environmental contributions to alcohol dependence risk in a national twin sample: consistency of findings in women and men.},
  author={A Christopher Heath and Kathleen K Bucholz and Pamela A. F. Madden and Stephen H. Dinwiddie and Wendy S. Slutske and Laura J. Bierut and Dixie J. Statham and Michael Patrick Dunne and John B. Whitfield and Nicholas G. Martin},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={1997},
  volume={27 6},
  pages={1381-96}
}
BACKGROUND Genetic influences on alcoholism risk are well-documented in men, but uncertain in women. We tested for gender differences in genetic influences on, and risk-factors for, DSM-III-R alcohol dependence (AD). METHOD Diagnostic follow-up interviews were conducted in 1992-3 by telephone with twins from an Australian twin panel first surveyed in 1980-82 (N = 5889 respondents). Data were analysed using logistic regression models. RESULTS Significantly higher twin pair concordances were… CONTINUE READING
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