Factors associated with alcohol consumption in Northern Ireland by Jeremy Harbison

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Thesis (D. Phil. ) - New University of Ulster, 1983.

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Facts about alcohol in Ireland Unfortunately it has widely been acknowledged that Northern Ireland has a serious ‘alcohol problem’, in terms of consumption levels, health issues and the wider social impact on individuals, families and communities.

Factors associated with alcohol consumption in Northern Ireland Author: Harbison, J. ISNI: Awarding Body: New University of Ulster Current Institution: Ulster University Date of Award: Availability of Full Text. These are used as the dependent variables, with social, economic and psychological factors as the independent variables, in a study of normal drinkers.

Comparisons are also made of total abstainers, and drinkers with alcohol related problems, with social : JJM Harbson. Around 73% of Northern Irish adults drink alcohol, with aroundadults drinking at hazardous levels, and a furt drinking at harmful levels.

In his speech, Dr McBride also noted. It has been well established that the United Kingdom and in particular Northern Ireland are essentially beer drinking cultures. Another aspect of alcohol consumption in Northern Ireland is the tendency to drink large quantities of alcohol in one sitting, binge : Adele Mc Kinney.

Alcohol country fact sheets () The 30 country fact sheets for EU Member States, Norway and Switzerland present data on consumption, harm and policy implementation for the yearaiming to give guidance to national decision-makers for further priority-setting in the field of alcohol.

Estimates from the Northern Ireland (NI) adaptation of the Sheffield Alcohol Policy Model - version 3 - (SAPM3) suggest: 1. Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) policies would be effective in reducing alcohol consumption, alcohol related harms (including alcohol-related deaths, hospitalisations, crimes and.

When all these factors are taken into account, contrary to all the sensationalist media headlines and racist stereotyping (as exemplified by Seafoid’s post), the level of alcohol consumption in Ireland is very close to that in other northern European countries, a little bit lower on some measures and a little bit higher on other measures.

In Ireland, where alcohol consumption levels are high and binge drinking is commonplace, alcohol is a factor in more than half of all completed suicides and over one third of cases of deliberate self-harm.

Alcohol has major public health implications in Ireland due to our high levels of consumption and the fact that binge drinking is commonplace. The harmful use of alcohol is a causal factor in more than disease and injury conditions, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

The WHO states that: “Drinking alcohol is associated with a risk of developing health problems such as. Northern Ireland has a distinct binge drinking culture where excessive amounts of alcohol are consumed at one sitting. The Health Promotion Agency of Northern Ireland revealed that 37% of male drinkers exceeded 21 units per week and 20% of female drinkers exceeded 14 units per week, and this alcohol consumption is concentrated to the weekend.

Per capita alcohol consumption in Ireland was 11 litres of pure alcohol per person aged 15+ in The Health Research Board (HRB) has pointed out that our per capita alcohol consumption in is equal to 41 litres of gin/vodka, bottles of wine or pints of beer per person aged 15+.

The three most perceived influential factors of inclination to misuse alcohol were strains/conflict within the family home (M =standard deviation (SD) =%, n = ), risk taking/curiosity behaviour (M =SD =%, n = ) and the desire not to be socially alienated (M =SD =96%, n = ).

Two-thirds of students are drinking hazardous amounts of alcohol every week, according to a university study. The study carried out by researchers at University College Cork found that about   Further individual factors associated with an increased probability of alcohol-induced aggression are as follows: Sex (men have a higher risk of reacting aggressively following acute alcohol consumption [9, e14) Personality traits such as sensation-seeking.

High underlying irritability. AIMS: This study sought to identify factors associated with alcohol consumption in cases of suicide and nonfatal self-harm presentations.

METHOD: Suicide cases in Cork, Ireland, from September to June were identified through the Suicide Support and Information System. Results: Alcohol was present in 43% of all self-harm acts, and more common in Northern Ireland (50 versus 37%).

The factors associated with alcohol being involved were being male, aged between 25 and 64 years, and having engaged in a drug overdose or attempted drowning. The Irish and Substance Abuse Philip O’Dwyer The production and use of alcohol is embedded in the cultural fabric of the people of Ireland.

The use of other drugs enjoys no such cultural accommodation and, as a result, is proportionally in minimal evidence. But culture, like patterns of substance use, is not a static entity (Cheung, ).

When consumed in moderate amounts (up to one standard drink per day for women, and one to two standard drinks per day for men), alcohol consumption has been found to be associated with decreased risk of overall mortality and a number of chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including coronary artery disease, diabetes mellitus, congestive heart failure, and stroke (2–9).

Current debates in the public health literature highlight the centrality of ‘lifestyle’ factors – including alcohol consumption, smoking and obesity – in the new public health (Bell et al. As such, there are clear implications for corporations whose products are associated with these conditions.

Cost of alcohol to Northern Ireland. Another cost of alcohol study from the Northern Irish Government calculated the external costs of alcohol misuse to Northern Ireland in /09 to be an annual £ million [12]: £m is spent on healthcare; £m on social work; £m on the fire and police services; £m on courts and prison.

Abstract. Since the late s, Northern Ireland has been a relatively well-researched part of the world. has noted that at least one bibliography on the Northern Irish conflict contains more than three thousand referencesHowever, the question of the relationship between stress and political violence has not attracted the same level of interest.

This statistic displays the proportion of individuals who consume alcohol, by gender in Northern Ireland in the period from April to March Objectives To explore awareness of alcohol marketing and ownership of alcohol branded merchandise in adolescents and young adults in the UK, what factors are associated with awareness and ownership, and what association awareness and ownership have with alcohol consumption, higher-risk drinking and susceptibility.

Design Online cross-sectional survey conducted during April–May Setting. In addition to investigating the factors associated with alcohol consumption above, the study contributed to existing research on alcohol use in university students in several ways: Firstly, due to the fact that we included six indicators of alcohol consumption, we were able to show that students had high prevalences (females more than 30%, and.

Young people in Ireland are drinking less alcohol than their parents and this could be the reason why New figures show alcohol consumption is declining, as young people swig coffee and take up.

Total alcohol per capita consumption in among male and female drinkers worldwide was on average litres for males and litres of pure alcohol for females. Ways to reduce the burden from harmful use of alcohol.

The health, safety and socioeconomic problems attributable to alcohol can be effectively reduced and requires actions on the. This publication is only available online.

Alcohol consumption has long been recognized as one of the main driving factors of mortality in the Russian Federation, especially among men of working age.

The introduction of various evidence-based alcohol control measures at the beginning of the s. Alcohol consumption at age 21 years was associated with an increased risk of RE, but not BE or EAC, although this association appeared to be mainly driven by low beer consumption.

No relationships were observed between overall alcohol consumption 5 years prior to the interview date and RE, BE, or EAC. Unlike many previous analyses, which focused on baseline or current consumption, this study assessed the risk associated with average lifetime alcohol consumption from the age of However, persons were not enrolled in the study until after the age of 55 years and after DHQ completion.

Alcohol consumption in excess has well-documented negative effects on both short- and long-term health, one of which is brain damage that can lead to Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia. Excessive alcohol consumption over a lengthy time period can lead to brain damage, and may increase.

In a third study, researchers from Belfast, Northern Ireland examined the impact of alcohol consumption on GERD-related esophagitis, Barrett's esophagus, and esophageal adenocarcinoma. Marques-Vidal P, Ducimetière P, Evans A, Cambou JP, Arveiler D.

Alcohol consumption and myocardial infarction: a case-control study in France and Northern Ireland. Am J Epidemiol. Jun 1; (11)– Paunio M, Virtamo J, Gref CG, Heinonen OP.

The rates of suicide and self-harm in Northern Ireland are high, and have increased from registered suicides in to in and in This Review summarises the epidemiology of suicidal behaviour, as well as the evidence from a small number of studies that have identified risk factors associated with high suicide rates in.

Methods: Data on self-harm presentations to hospital emergency departments in Ireland and Northern Ireland from April to December were analysed. We calculated the prevalence of alcohol consumption in self-harm. Using Poisson regression models, we identified the factors associated with having consumed alcohol at the time of a self-harm.

How can work performance be affected by alcohol consumption. Alcohol consumption can affect work performance in several ways. Absences - There is ample evidence that people with alcohol dependence and drinking problems are on sick leave more frequently than other employees, with a significant cost to employees, employers, and social security systems.

Alcohol consumption is positively associated with BP. 6 In France, alcohol consumption is regular throughout the week, whereas in Northern Ireland, most of the alcoholic consumption occurs on Fridays and Saturdays, with little consumption during the other days. 7 Furthermore, it has been shown that the effects of an acute intake of alcohol are.

Various factors have been identified to be associated with heavy drinking among university students, including (1) socio-demographic factors such as male gender [5, 11, 15], age, religious affiliation, national per capita alcohol consumption, income, living away from home [5, 7, 11, 14, 15, 23, 24]; (2) knowledge about health-related.

Background: Binge drinking in young adults at university is a growing problem within Britain (Drink Aware ). Students drinking above the recommended safe levels of alcohol are at risk of many associated health problems (RCP ). This study used the Office for National Statistics definition of binge drinking: males consuming eight or more units and women consuming six or more units in one.

In per capita alcohol consumption in Ireland was 11 litres of pure alcohol per person aged 15+ Children impacted by problem drinking.

One in 6 children experience harm as a result of someone else's drinking Alcohol and driving. Two in five fatal road traffic collisions in Ireland are alcohol-related. Methods Analysis of the Northern Ireland Life and Times survey, which included questions on knowledge of, attitudes to and personal experience with dementia.

We used (a) latent class analysis and (b) logistic regression to examine factors associated with respondent attitudes towards dementia.decrease cardiovascular mortality [13, 14] and was associated with reduced cardiovascular risk [15–17]. Tavani et al [18] found that alcohol consumption inversely correlated with non-fatal myocardial infarction, independent of the type of alcohol beverage, but related to the duration of alcohol consumption.

UK. Nearly four in ten (%) cancer cases in in the UK were attributable to known risk factors. The proportion was around two percentage points higher in UK males (%) than in .

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