New Zealanders' alcohol consumption patterns across the lifespan
Researchers from Massey University’s School of Health Sciences and the University of Auckland’s Centre for Addiction Research have published a study looking at New Zealanders' alcohol consumption patterns across the lifespan. The study found that 33 per cent of New Zealanders were ‘hazardous drinkers’ by their 20s and continued to drink hazardously for most of their adult lives. The study, which was funded by the Health Promotion Agency (HPA), drew on data from Massey University’s Health, Work and Retirement Longitudinal Study. This long-running study has extensive historical data on the lives of over 800 participants aged 50-plus, including their childhood home life, adult work history, relationships, key life events, health, and drinking patterns across their lifespan.
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