Research Article

Regional variations in British alcohol morbidity rates: a myth uncovered? II: population surveys.

Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1984; 289 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.289.6455.1343 (Published 17 November 1984) Cite this as: Br Med J (Clin Res Ed) 1984;289:1343
  1. A Crawford,
  2. M A Plant,
  3. N Kreitman,
  4. R W Latcham

    Abstract

    Regional variations in officially recorded rates of alcohol related morbidity in Britain were investigated by surveying community drinking habits of a randomly selected sample of adults in the Highlands, Tayside, and part of the South East Thames region. Contrary to expectations, patterns of alcohol consumption did not differ in a manner consistent with the much higher rates of alcohol related problems recorded in the north.