Poor health is associated with episodic heavy alcohol use: evidence from a National Survey.

@article{Okosun2005PoorHI,
  title={Poor health is associated with episodic heavy alcohol use: evidence from a National Survey.},
  author={Ike S. Okosun and J. Paul Seale and J. Bucher Daniel and Michael Eriksen},
  journal={Public health},
  year={2005},
  volume={119 6},
  pages={
          509-17
        }
}
OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to examine the relationship between self-rated health and episodic heavy drinking in a representative sample of American adults. We also sought to determine ethnic and gender differences in the association between self-rated health and episodic heavy drinking. METHODS Data (n=4649) from the Third US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey were utilized for this investigation. Episodic heavy drinking was defined as the consumption of five or… CONTINUE READING

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