Alcohol and cause-specific mortality in Russia: a retrospective case-control study of 48,557 adult deaths

David Zaridze, Paul Brennan, Jillian Boreham, Alex Boroda, Rostislav Karpov, Alexander Lazarev, Irina Konobeevskaya, Vladimir Igitov, Tatiana Terechova, Paolo Boffetta, Richard Peto

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Abstract

Alcohol is an important determinant of the high and fluctuating adult mortality rates in Russia, but cause-specific detail is lacking. Our case-control study investigated the effects of alcohol consumption on male and female cause-specific mortality.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2201-2214
Number of pages14
JournalLancet
Volume373
Issue number9682
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2009

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Keywords

  • sensitivity and specificity
  • mortality
  • questionnaires
  • urban health
  • humans
  • cause of death
  • population surveillance
  • age distribution
  • siberia
  • cost of illness
  • logistic models
  • risk factors
  • adult
  • alcoholism
  • confounding factors (epidemiology)
  • death certificates
  • health surveys
  • case-control studies
  • middle aged
  • adolescent
  • sex distribution
  • male
  • Female

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Zaridze, D., Brennan, P., Boreham, J., Boroda, A., Karpov, R., Lazarev, A., ... Peto, R. (2009). Alcohol and cause-specific mortality in Russia: a retrospective case-control study of 48,557 adult deaths. Lancet, 373(9682), 2201-2214. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(09)61034-5