Social network, social support and heavy drinking in elderly men--a population study of men born in 1914, Malmö, Sweden.

@article{Hanson1994SocialNS,
  title={Social network, social support and heavy drinking in elderly men--a population study of men born in 1914, Malm{\"o}, Sweden.},
  author={Bertil S Hanson},
  journal={Addiction},
  year={1994},
  volume={89 6},
  pages={725-32}
}
We analysed whether there were associations among different aspects of social network and social support, on one hand, and heavy drinking and alcohol problems on the other. The study sample (n = 621) comprised a random half of all male residents born in 1914 in Malmö, Sweden. Five hundred (80.5%) participated. Heavy drinking was defined as an alcohol consumption above 250 g alcohol per week and alcohol problems were assessed by a modified Michigan Alcoholism Screening test. Eight conceptually… CONTINUE READING

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