Statistics from Altmetric.com
If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.
Q Is there an association between alcohol consumption and suicide in middle aged men in Japan?
Population based prospective cohort study (pooled results from two individual cohorts).
Follow up period:
8.5 years (mean follow up).
Twenty seven municipalities in Japan from 1990 to 2000 (cohort I recruited in 1990, cohort II recruited in 1993).
43 383 men aged 40–69 registered with one of nine public health centres. Exclusions: people who did not return the baseline questionnaire and people for whom information on alcohol consumption was incomplete.
Alcohol consumption (assessed by self-report questionnaire). People were categorised as non-drinkers, occasional drinkers (1–3 days/month) and regular drinkers (⩾1 days/week). Regular drinkers were subdivided by weekly ethanol intake (<138 g/week, 138–251 g/week, 252–413 g/week, and ⩾414 g/week). Cohort II were also categorised as never drinkers, ex-drinkers, or current …
For correspondence: Dr Shoichiro Tsugane, Epidemiology and Prevention Division, Research Centre for Cancer Prevention and Screening, National Cancer Centre, 5-1-1 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0045, Japan;
Sources of funding: Cancer Research and Second-Term Comprehensive Ten-Year Strategy for Cancer Control from the Ministry of Labour, Health and Welfare of Japan.