Quick Search:

uzh logo
Browse by:

Zurich Open Repository and Archive

Maintenance: Tuesday, 5.7.2016, 07:00-08:00

Maintenance work on ZORA and JDB on Tuesday, 5th July, 07h00-08h00. During this time there will be a brief unavailability for about 1 hour. Please be patient.

Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-26075

Mueller, M; Kipke, I; Frei, F; Rössler, W; Lupi, G; Vetter, S (2009). Antecedents and covariates of alcohol consumption among Swiss male conscripts. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 6(3):958-970.

View at publisher


This study aimed to investigate prevalence and correlates of alcohol consumption frequency in a sample of Swiss conscripts (n=25,611) in order to identify factors that predispose for frequent consumption. A self-report of drinking frequencies, as well as socio-demographic and psychosocial variables, was collected at psychiatric baseline screening. Based on univariate analyses, relevant variables were included in a multivariate multinomial logistic regression model. Six percent were abstainers, 15% reported rarely drinking, 53% occasional drinking, 24% regular drinking and 2% daily drinking. Except for substance use, most associations followed a "J"-shaped curve across the categories of alcohol frequency. Abstinence and frequent drinking can be perceived as deviations from the social norm. Both behaviors are associated with more psychosocial stressors and might be therefore special targets for further studies and new prevention programs.


1 citation in Web of Science®
1 citation in Scopus®
Google Scholar™



87 downloads since deposited on 11 Jan 2010
36 downloads since 12 months

Detailed statistics

Additional indexing

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Psychiatric University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Clinical and Social Psychiatry Zurich West (former)
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Deposited On:11 Jan 2010 13:00
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 13:39
Publisher:Molecular Diversity Preservation International (MDPI)
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:10.3390/ijerph6030958
PubMed ID:19440426

Users (please log in): suggest update or correction for this item

Repository Staff Only: item control page