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Type Journal Article - BMC Medicine
Title The socioeconomic profile of alcohol-attributable mortality in South Africa: A modelling study
Volume 16
Issue 1
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2018
Page numbers 97
URL https://doi.org/10.1186/s12916-018-1080-0
Globally, illness and life expectancy follow a social gradient that puts people of lower socioeconomic status (SES) at higher risk of dying prematurely. Alcohol consumption has been shown to be a factor contributing to socioeconomic differences in mortality. However, little evidence is available from low- and middle-income countries. The objective of this study was to quantify mortality attributable to alcohol consumption in the adult (15+ years) general population of South Africa in 2015 by SES, age, and sex.

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