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Chikritzhs, T., N. and Pascal, R. (2005). Trends in alcohol consumption and related harms for Australians aged 75 to 84 years (the 'older-old'), 1990-2003. National Alcohol Indicators Project, Bulletin No. 9. [R192] Download PDF

The ninth bulletin documents trends in alcohol-attributable harms due to risky and high risk drinking among Australians aged 75-84 years. An estimated 3,320 'older-old' Australians died from alcohol-attributable injury and disease between 1994 and 2003, mostly due to haemorrhagic stroke and alcoholic liver cirrhosis. Falls were the most common cause of hospitalisations in this age group. Annual rates for all states and territories have been presented, as well as a comparison between metropolitan and non-metropolitan regions.

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