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Childhood IQ and life course socioeconomic position in relation to alcohol induced hangovers in adulthood: the Aberdeen children of the 1950s study

Batty, GD; Deary, IJ; Macintyre, S; (2006) Childhood IQ and life course socioeconomic position in relation to alcohol induced hangovers in adulthood: the Aberdeen children of the 1950s study. J EPIDEMIOL COMMUN H , 60 (10) 872 - 874. 10.1136/jech.2005.045039.

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Abstract

Objective: To examine the association between scores on IQ tests in childhood and alcohol induced hangovers in middle aged men and women.Design, Setting, and Participants: A cohort of 12 150 people born in Aberdeen (Scotland) who took part in a school based survey in 1962 when IQ test scores were extracted from educational records. Between 2000 and 2003, 7184 (64%) responded to questionnaire inquiries regarding drinking behaviour.Main outcome measures: Self reported hangovers attributable to alcohol consumption on two or more occasions per month.Results: Higher IQ scores at 11 years of age were associated with a lower prevalence of hangovers in middle age (ORper (one SD advantage in IQ score); 95% CI: 0.80; 0.72, 0.89). This relation was little affected by adjustment for childhood indicators of socioeconomic position (0.82; 0.74, 0.91) but was considerably attenuated after control for adult variables (fully adjusted model: 0.89; 0.79, 1.01).Conclusions: Higher childhood IQ was related to a lower prevalence of alcohol induced hangovers in middle aged men and women. The IQ-hangover effect may at least partially explain the link between early life IQ and adult mortality. This being the first study to examine this relation, more evidence is required.

Type: Article
Title: Childhood IQ and life course socioeconomic position in relation to alcohol induced hangovers in adulthood: the Aberdeen children of the 1950s study
DOI: 10.1136/jech.2005.045039
Keywords: SCOTTISH MENTAL SURVEY, CORONARY-HEART-DISEASE, FOLLOW-UP, COGNITIVE-ABILITY, BIRTH COHORT, MORTALITY, RISK, HEALTH, INTELLIGENCE, MECHANISMS
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health > Epidemiology and Public Health
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/351494
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