8 november 2010

What Is Alcohol per Capita Consumption of Adults Telling us about Drinking and Smoking among Adolescents? A Population-Based Study across 68 Countries

AIMS: To investigate whether recorded alcohol per capita consumption of adults could be linked with alcohol drinking and smoking among adolescents.

METHODS: Adult alcohol per capita has been plotted graphically together with the prevalence of current drinking and smoking among adolescents.

RESULTS: Across all 68 countries, a highly statistically significant correlation was detected, indicating a linear relationship.

CONCLUSION: Countries which are high in alcohol per capita consumption among adults need to pay heightened attention to alcohol and tobacco use among the younger population.

Additional Info

  • Authors

    Fuhr D.C.; Gmel G.
  • Issue

    Alcohol Alcohol / pages 88-92 / 46(1)
  • Published Date

    8 november 2010