Alcohol Imbibition and Behavior: A Comparative Genetic Approach

  • Kalervo Eriksson


Alcoholism is a major and difficult problem in many countries. In those countries from which at least relatively valid statistical figures are available, i.e., the northern and western European countries, Britain, the USA, Canada and Australia, one can estimate that approximately 4–6% of the men and 0.1–1.5% of the women suffer from alcoholism or problems caused by excessive drinking. It is impossible to estimate the exact number of alcoholics, because the occurrence and frequency figures are totally dependent upon how one defines alcoholism.


Blood Group Alcohol Drinking Drinking Behavior Excessive Drinking Alcohol Preference 
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  • Kalervo Eriksson
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  1. 1.Research LaboratoriesState Alcohol Monopoly AlkoHelsinki 10Finland

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