Socioeconomic status and alcohol use in low- and lower-middle income countries: A systematic review

Socioeconomic status and alcohol use in low- and lower-middle income countries: A systematic review BackgroundHarmful use of alcohol is a major cause of global morbidity and mortality. The role of alcohol as a driver of the unfolding non-communicable disease crisis has led to high-profile calls for better epidemiological data. Despite causing a disproportionate amount of harm in low-income groups, there is a critical dearth of evidence on the intra-national socioeconomic patterning of alcohol use in low- and lower-middle income countries (LLMICs). This review aims to fill the gap, providing evidence on the association between socioeconomic status (SES) and alcohol use in these low-income settings. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Alcohol Elsevier

Socioeconomic status and alcohol use in low- and lower-middle income countries: A systematic review

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Inc.
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0741-8329
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10.1016/j.alcohol.2017.12.002
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Abstract

BackgroundHarmful use of alcohol is a major cause of global morbidity and mortality. The role of alcohol as a driver of the unfolding non-communicable disease crisis has led to high-profile calls for better epidemiological data. Despite causing a disproportionate amount of harm in low-income groups, there is a critical dearth of evidence on the intra-national socioeconomic patterning of alcohol use in low- and lower-middle income countries (LLMICs). This review aims to fill the gap, providing evidence on the association between socioeconomic status (SES) and alcohol use in these low-income settings.

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AlcoholElsevier

Published: Aug 1, 2018

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