Ageing International

, Volume 30, Issue 4, pp 377–395

Alcohol consumption in elderly people across European countries: Results from the food in later life project

  • Maria Daniel Vaz De Almeida
  • Kate Davidson
  • Cecilia De Morais
  • Helen Marshall
  • Silvia Bofill
  • Klaus G. Grunert
  • Katarzyna Kozlowska
  • Yolanda Lacasta
  • Simona Martines
  • Ylva Mattsson-Sydner
  • Henriette Boel Nielsen
  • Gudrun Seltmann
  • Anna Szczecinska
  • Monique Raats
  • Margaret Lumbers
  • The Food In Later Life Project Team
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s12126-005-1022-y

Cite this article as:
Vaz De Almeida, M.D., Davidson, K., De Morais, C. et al. Ageing Int. (2005) 30: 377. doi:10.1007/s12126-005-1022-y

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to identify social and cultural aspects of alcohol consumption in a sample of older people living in their own homes, in eight different European countries. We explore several aspects of alcohol consumption, establishing comparisons between genders, age groups and living circumstances. The phenomenon of alcohol consumption within these countries and cultures is compared in order to gain a better understanding of similarities and differences.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Daniel Vaz De Almeida
    • 1
  • Kate Davidson
    • 2
  • Cecilia De Morais
    • 1
  • Helen Marshall
    • 2
  • Silvia Bofill
    • 3
  • Klaus G. Grunert
    • 4
  • Katarzyna Kozlowska
    • 5
  • Yolanda Lacasta
    • 3
  • Simona Martines
    • 6
  • Ylva Mattsson-Sydner
    • 7
  • Henriette Boel Nielsen
    • 4
  • Gudrun Seltmann
    • 8
  • Anna Szczecinska
    • 5
  • Monique Raats
    • 2
  • Margaret Lumbers
    • 2
  • The Food In Later Life Project Team
  1. 1.Faculdade de Ciências da Nutrição e AlimentaçãoUniversidade do Porto, R. Dr.PortoPortugal
  2. 2.University of SurreyGuildfordUK
  3. 3.Grup d’Estudis AlimentarisUniversity of BarcelonaSpain
  4. 4.MAPPThe Aarhus School of BusinessDenmark
  5. 5.Department of Human NutritionWarsaw Agriculture UniversityPoland
  6. 6.Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca per gli Alimenti e la Nutrizione (INRAN)Italy
  7. 7.Department of Public Health and Caring SciencesUppsala UniversitySweden
  8. 8.Federal Research Centre for Nutrition (FRCN) (Bundesforschungsanstalt für Ernaehrung)Germany