Navigation Links
Binge Drinking Excessive Among Less Educated Middle-aged Women

Researchers have come out with a study that entreats policy makers to target older adults in addition to younger ones while drawing up health plans to combat binge drinking. //

Binge drinking has been considered more common among younger adults.

Binge drinking can be described as consuming 10 or more units at one go for men and seven or more for women.

According to the researchers, highly educated British women are more likely to binge drink in their 20s but curb the habit by the time they reach 40. The opposite was seen in women with fewer qualifications.

Says Barbara Jefferis, lead author of the study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health,” By mid-life, binge drinking ... (was) disproportionately concentrated in people with less education or unskilled manual occupations."

The study involved a total of 11,500 men and women, who were asked to recall their alcohol consumption at ages 23, 33, and 42.

The results showed that educated women were three times more likely to binge drink at average ages 23, than women with fewer qualifications, while by age 42 the reverse occurred; those with lower education levels were twice as likely to binge drink.

For men, those with lower education levels were three times as likely to binge drink than those with higher levels, but this did not vary at different stages of life. So what makes educated women prone to binge drinking at younger age and less educated women likely to binge drink at middle age?

Culture differences and income variations, say the researchers.

Social drinking or drinking at work, coupled with higher incomes could be a reason.

Aggressive marketing also could be a reason as liquor makers target well-incomed professionals by creating smarter drinking lounges and using more powerful advertisements.

In the case of lesser-educated women, they are likely to curb excessive drinking at y ounger ages due to domestic responsibilities like getting pregnant, rearing kids etc. The reverse occurs at middle age where they be likely to binge drink due to marital tensions, financial liabilities and also if their partner drinks.

Jefferis says, 'Our study shows that binge-drinking remains high throughout adult life. It is not just adolescents and those in there 20s. Positive initiatives need to take account of the whole population.'

Related medicine news :

1. Government Takes Steps to Reduce Binge Drinking Among Britons
2. Binge Drinking, A Strict No-No
3. Do Food Images Encourage Binge Eating and Obesity ?
4. Unhappy With Looks, Teens Can Indulge In Binge Eating
5. Allowing Children To Drink At Home Curbs Binge Drinking
6. Is Binge Eating Addictive?
7. Binge eating extremely common in restaurants
8. Vitamin D or Anti-osteoporosis Drug Reduces Bone Loss from Binge Drinking
9. Binge Drinkers on the Rise
10. Program Helps Reduce Binge Drinking
11. Parents To Blame For Soaring Counts Of Binge-Drinkers And Smokers
Post Your Comments:

(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... First Healthcare Compliance (FHC), an industry leader ... range of technology and learning solutions at the 68th Annual American Healthcare Association ... held October 14–18, 2017 at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... ... IsoComforter, Inc. ( ), one of the Nation’s premier ... of the shoulder pad. The shoulder pad provides optimal support and full contact ... using cold therapy. By utilizing ice and water that is circulated from an insulated ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ANGELES (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... Parsa Mohebi Hair Restoration, has recently contributed a medical article to the newly ... on Dr. Mohebi’s article spotlights the hair transplant procedure known as ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (PRWEB) , ... October 12, ... ... OnSite Wellness, has been named one of Michigan’s 2017 Best and Brightest in ... Best and Brightest in Wellness® awards program on Friday, Oct. 20 from 7:30 ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... Dining at the University of California Berkeley, and other leading institutions in announcing ... buying power of institutions to change the way animals are raised for food. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/2/2017)... 2017  AllianceRx Walgreens Prime, the combined central specialty ... pharmacy benefit manager Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime), today officially ... the unveiling of new signage at its headquarters in ... at a few other company-owned facilities across the country. ... some of whom will begin to see the AllianceRx ...
(Date:9/28/2017)... 28, 2017 Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HRC), ... call and webcast on Friday, November 3, 2017, beginning ... ending at approximately 8:30 a.m. (CDT) / 9:30 a.m. ... 2017 financial performance and guidance for 2018, Hill-Rom executives ... enhance operational performance, and long-range financial outlook through 2020. ...
(Date:9/27/2017)... NEW YORK , Sept. 27, 2017  DarioHealth Corp. ... big data solutions, today announced that its MyDario product is expected to ... TV listings for when The Dr. Oz Show airs in your area: ... The nine-time Emmy award-winning, ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: