Hazardous alcohol drinking in the former Soviet Union: a cross-sectional study of eight countries.

@article{Pomerleau2008HazardousAD,
  title={Hazardous alcohol drinking in the former Soviet Union: a cross-sectional study of eight countries.},
  author={Joceline Pomerleau and Martin McKee and Richard Rose and Christian W. Haerpfer and David Rotman and Sergej Tumanov},
  journal={Alcohol and alcoholism},
  year={2008},
  volume={43 3},
  pages={351-9}
}
BACKGROUND Hazardous consumption of large quantities of alcohol is a major cause of ill-health in the former Soviet Union (fSU). The objective of this study was to describe episodic heavy drinking and other hazardous drinking behaviors in eight countries of the fSU. METHODS Data from national surveys of adults conducted in Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, and Ukraine in 2001 were used (overall sample size 18,428; response rates 71-88%). Heavy episodic… CONTINUE READING
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