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Alcohol consumption, abstaining, health utility, and quality of life--a general population survey in Finland.

Authors
  • Saarni, Samuli I
  • Joutsenniemi, Kaisla
  • Koskinen, Seppo
  • Suvisaari, Jaana
  • Pirkola, Sami
  • Sintonen, Harri
  • Poikolainen, Kari
  • Lönnqvist, Jouko
Type
Published Article
Journal
Alcohol and alcoholism (Oxford, Oxfordshire)
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2008
Volume
43
Issue
3
Pages
376–386
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1093/alcalc/agn003
PMID: 18245136
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Failure to separate former drinkers and other abstainers produces a significant bias favoring moderate drinkers. As the possible health utility benefits of moderate alcohol use were clinically insignificant, it suffices to investigate mortality, when estimating the public health impact of moderate alcohol consumption using quality-adjusted life years.

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