The longitudinal patterns of alcohol use in older New Zealanders

26 Sep 2018

Older adults are at significant risk from alcohol-related harm, yet few studies have explored the patterns of older adult alcohol use over time. 

HPA funded Massey University and the University of Auckland wto look at the role of alcohol in older people’s lives, patterns of alcohol use, and how the drinking patterns of older New Zealanders compare with other countries.

The research used 10 years of longitudinal data from the New Zealand Health, Work and Retirement Longitudinal Study (NZHWR).

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