Severity of alcohol dependence and mortality after 20 years in an adult general population sample
The aim of the study was to estimate mortality on grounds of the severity of alcohol dependence which has been assessed by two approaches: the frequency of alcohol dependence symptoms (FADS) and the number of alcohol dependence criteria (NADC). A random sample of adult community residents in northern Germany at age 18 to 64 had been interviewed in 1996. Among 4075 study participants at baseline, for 4028 vital status was ascertained 20 years later. This study shows that the FADS and NADC predicted time to death in a dose-dependent manner in this adult general population sample.
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John, U., Rumpf, H. J., Hanke, M., & Meyer, C. (2022). Severity of alcohol dependence and mortality after 20 years in an adult general population sample. International journal of methods in psychiatric research, e1915. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1002/mpr.1915