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

Authors

    • Faculdade de Ciências da Nutrição e AlimentaçãoUniversidade do Porto, R. Dr.
    • University of Surrey
  • Cecilia De Morais
    • Faculdade de Ciências da Nutrição e AlimentaçãoUniversidade do Porto, R. Dr.
  • Helen Marshall
    • University of Surrey
  • Silvia Bofill
    • Grup d’Estudis AlimentarisUniversity of Barcelona
  • Klaus G. Grunert
    • MAPPThe Aarhus School of Business
  • Katarzyna Kozlowska
    • Department of Human NutritionWarsaw Agriculture University
  • Yolanda Lacasta
    • Grup d’Estudis AlimentarisUniversity of Barcelona
  • Simona Martines
    • Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca per gli Alimenti e la Nutrizione (INRAN)
  • Ylva Mattsson-Sydner
    • Department of Public Health and Caring SciencesUppsala University
  • Henriette Boel Nielsen
    • MAPPThe Aarhus School of Business
  • Gudrun Seltmann
    • Federal Research Centre for Nutrition (FRCN) (Bundesforschungsanstalt für Ernaehrung)
  • Anna Szczecinska
    • Department of Human NutritionWarsaw Agriculture University
  • Monique Raats
    • University of Surrey
  • Margaret Lumbers
    • University of Surrey
  • 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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© Transaction Publishers 2006