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Living alone and alcohol-related mortality: a population-based cohort study from Finland.

Herttua, K; Martikainen, P; Vahtera, J; Kivimäki, M; (2011) Living alone and alcohol-related mortality: a population-based cohort study from Finland. PLoS Med , 8 (9) , Article e1001094. 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001094. Green open access

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Abstract

Social isolation and living alone are increasingly common in industrialised countries. However, few studies have investigated the potential public health implications of this trend. We estimated the relative risk of death from alcohol-related causes among individuals living alone and determined whether this risk changed after a large reduction in alcohol prices.

Type: Article
Title: Living alone and alcohol-related mortality: a population-based cohort study from Finland.
Location: United States
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001094
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1001094
Language: English
Additional information: © 2011 Herttua et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Funding: KH, PM, JV, and MK are supported by the Academy of Finland. MK is additionally supported by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, US National Institutes of Health (R01HL036310-20A2); National Institute on Aging, US NIH (R01AG034454); the BUPA Foundation, UK; and the EU New OSH ERA research programme. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.
Keywords: Adolescent, Adult, Age Factors, Aged, Alcohol Drinking, Cause of Death, Cohort Studies, Commerce, Female, Finland, Humans, Liver Diseases, Alcoholic, Male, Marital Status, Middle Aged, Risk Factors, Social Isolation, Young Adult
UCL classification: UCL
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 Population Health Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health > Epidemiology and Public Health
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1332090
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