The relationship between age at drinking onset and subsequent binge drinking among women

Marie Eliasen, Susanne K Kaer, Christian Munk, Mari Nygård, Pär Sparén, Laufey Tryggvadottir, Kai-Li Liaw, Morten Grønbæk

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Resumé

Udgivelsesdato: 2009-Aug
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftEuropean Journal of Public Health
Vol/bind19
Udgave nummer4
Sider (fra-til)378-82
Antal sider4
ISSN1101-1262
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 1. aug. 2009

Fingeraftryk

Age of Onset
Drinking
Iceland
Denmark
Odds Ratio
Alcohols
Scandinavian and Nordic Countries
Norway
Confidence Intervals
Population

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Eliasen, Marie ; Kaer, Susanne K ; Munk, Christian ; Nygård, Mari ; Sparén, Pär ; Tryggvadottir, Laufey ; Liaw, Kai-Li ; Grønbæk, Morten. / The relationship between age at drinking onset and subsequent binge drinking among women. I: European Journal of Public Health. 2009 ; Bind 19, Nr. 4. s. 378-82.
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The relationship between age at drinking onset and subsequent binge drinking among women. / Eliasen, Marie; Kaer, Susanne K; Munk, Christian; Nygård, Mari; Sparén, Pär; Tryggvadottir, Laufey; Liaw, Kai-Li; Grønbæk, Morten.

I: European Journal of Public Health, Bind 19, Nr. 4, 01.08.2009, s. 378-82.

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