Results of Two Emergency Room StudiesMoskalewicz J. · Świątkiewicz G. · Cherpitel C.J. · Ye Y.
aInstitute of Psychiatry and Neurology, Warsaw, Poland; bAlcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, Berkley, Calif., USA
The aim of this paper is to examine to what extent cultural differences in male drinking patterns mediate relationships between alcohol and injury in a Polish context. Male patients admitted to emergency rooms located in two culturally different regions were investigated. Data analysis showed significant differences in patients’ socio-demographic characteristics, their drinking patterns as well as their annual alcohol consumption. Logistic regression, however, has not confirmed any impact of site, drinking pattern and their interactions on the risk of injury. The risk of injury tended to decline with age, being more than two times lower for men over 50 years old, and was 2.4 times higher for those with an annual consumption of 12+ liters of pure alcohol.
Dr. Jacek Moskalewicz
Department of Studies of Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Institute of
Psychiatry and Neurology, Sobieskiego 9
PL–02-957 Warsaw (Poland)
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European Addiction Research
Vol. 12, No. 4, Year 2006 (Cover Date: September 2006)
Journal Editor: Krausz, M. (Hamburg)
ISSN: 1022–6877 (print), 1421–9891 (Online)
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