Hazardous drinking: prevalence and associations in the Finnish general population.

@article{Halme2008HazardousDP,
  title={Hazardous drinking: prevalence and associations in the Finnish general population.},
  author={Jukka T Halme and Kaija Sepp{\"a} and Hannu Alho and Sami P. Pirkola and Kari Poikolainen and Jouko L{\"o}nnqvist and Mauri Aalto},
  journal={Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research},
  year={2008},
  volume={32 9},
  pages={1615-22}
}
BACKGROUND Hazardous drinking, defined as consuming alcohol on a risky level and not meeting the diagnostic criteria of alcohol use disorders (AUDs), has been suggested for a new complementary nondependence diagnosis. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence and associations of hazardous drinking in comparison to AUDs, moderate drinking, and abstinence. METHODS A national representative sample of Finns was examined in the Health 2000 Survey. For 4477 subjects aged 30 to 64 years (76… CONTINUE READING

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