To estimate the relationship between per capita alcohol consumption and male all-cause mortality in Canada.
DATA AND METHOD
The outcome measure comprised annual data on male all-cause mortality for the period 1950-98. Alcohol sales (in litres 100% alcohol) were used as proxy for per capita consumption. The data were analysed using the Box-Jenkins technique. Two models were estimated, one including only female mortality as control, the other in addition cigarette sales.
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