Diverse alcohol drinking patterns in 20 African countries
This paper describes drinking patterns in 20 African countries, exploring the extent of abstention, heavy occasional drinking and daily light drinking and how these aspects of drinking are interrelated.
Overall drinking patterns varied significantly between and within the examined countries. Lifetime abstinence dominates in all African countries and the prevalence of current (previous week) drinkers did not exceed one third in any country. Middle-aged sub-Saharan African males appeared to be the most common alcohol consumers as well as problem drinkers. Social and economic strategies to curb further increases in alcohol consumption in Africa are encouraged.
Addiction 104, p 1147-1157, 2009.
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