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Title
Alcohol Consumption in Older Adults and Medicare Costs
First Author
Mukamal, K. J.
Date of Pub
2006 Spring
Pages
49-61
Volume
27
Issue
3
Other Authors
Lumley, T., Luepker, R. V., Lapin, P., Mittleman, M. A., McBean, A. M., Crum, R. M., and Siscovick, D. S.
Abstract
We determined the relationship of alcohol consumption and Medicare costs among 4,392 participants in the Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS), a longitudinal, population-based cohort study of adults age 65 or over in four U.S. communities. We assessed 5-year Parts A and B costs and self-reported intake of beer, wine, and liquor at baseline. Among both sexes, total costs were approximately $2,000 lower among consumers of >1-6 drinks per week than abstainers.
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