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Alcohol consumption and disability pension among middle-aged men

Månsson, Nils-Ove LU ; Råstam, Lennart LU ; Eriksson, Karl-Fredrik LU and Israelsson, Bo LU (1999) In Annals of Epidemiology 9(6). p.341-348
Abstract
PURPOSE: To analyze the relation between alcohol consumption and the risk of disability pension among middle-aged men. METHODS: In the mid-seventies, complete birth-year cohorts of middle-aged male residents in Malmo, Sweden, were invited to participate in a general health survey. The 3751 men with complete data who constituted the cohort in this study were followed for 11 years. Alcohol consumption was estimated from the scores obtained from a test designed to identify subjects with alcohol related problems. RESULTS: Of the 498 men granted disability pension during follow-up, 48 stated to be teetotalers. The cumulative incidence of disability pension among teetotalers was 19%, whereas, it was 12% and 16%, respectively, among men with low... (More)
PURPOSE: To analyze the relation between alcohol consumption and the risk of disability pension among middle-aged men. METHODS: In the mid-seventies, complete birth-year cohorts of middle-aged male residents in Malmo, Sweden, were invited to participate in a general health survey. The 3751 men with complete data who constituted the cohort in this study were followed for 11 years. Alcohol consumption was estimated from the scores obtained from a test designed to identify subjects with alcohol related problems. RESULTS: Of the 498 men granted disability pension during follow-up, 48 stated to be teetotalers. The cumulative incidence of disability pension among teetotalers was 19%, whereas, it was 12% and 16%, respectively, among men with low and high alcohol consumption. The adjusted relative risk (RR) for acquiring a disability pension (using the group with low alcohol consumption as reference) was 1.8 among abstainers and 1.3 among men with high alcohol consumption. CONCLUSIONS: Alcohol overconsumption, as well as teetotalism, showed a positive relation to disability pension, and a moderate alcohol intake was found to be beneficial with respect to the risk of future disability pension. (Less)
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Alcohol, Disability Pension, Early Retirement, Screening, Teetotalism
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Annals of Epidemiology
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9
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341 - 348
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1047-2797
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10.1016/S1047-2797(99)00014-9
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  abstract     = {PURPOSE: To analyze the relation between alcohol consumption and the risk of disability pension among middle-aged men. METHODS: In the mid-seventies, complete birth-year cohorts of middle-aged male residents in Malmo, Sweden, were invited to participate in a general health survey. The 3751 men with complete data who constituted the cohort in this study were followed for 11 years. Alcohol consumption was estimated from the scores obtained from a test designed to identify subjects with alcohol related problems. RESULTS: Of the 498 men granted disability pension during follow-up, 48 stated to be teetotalers. The cumulative incidence of disability pension among teetotalers was 19%, whereas, it was 12% and 16%, respectively, among men with low and high alcohol consumption. The adjusted relative risk (RR) for acquiring a disability pension (using the group with low alcohol consumption as reference) was 1.8 among abstainers and 1.3 among men with high alcohol consumption. CONCLUSIONS: Alcohol overconsumption, as well as teetotalism, showed a positive relation to disability pension, and a moderate alcohol intake was found to be beneficial with respect to the risk of future disability pension.},
  author       = {Månsson, Nils-Ove and Råstam, Lennart and Eriksson, Karl-Fredrik and Israelsson, Bo},
  issn         = {1047-2797},
  keyword      = {Alcohol,Disability Pension,Early Retirement,Screening,Teetotalism},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {6},
  pages        = {341--348},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Annals of Epidemiology},
  title        = {Alcohol consumption and disability pension among middle-aged men},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1047-2797(99)00014-9},
  volume       = {9},
  year         = {1999},
}