Letters

Heavy drinking by young British women gives cause for concern

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7322.1183 (Published 17 November 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1183
  1. Moira Plant, codirector ([email protected]),
  2. Martin Plant, director
  1. Alcohol and Health Research Centre, City Hospital, Edinburgh EH10 5SB

    EDITOR—During October and November 2000 a survey of the drinking patterns of British adults aged 18 and over was carried out. Subjects were selected at 267 geographically representative sampling points in England, Scotland, and Wales. Respondents were selected by an interlocking quota to be representative of the general population in terms of age and sex. In addition, a parallel quota of socioeconomic status was imposed. A standardised schedule was used when respondents were interviewed. Sensitive questions were explored with …

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