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Surprising result

Posted by marscobeinn on 15 Nov 2012 at 23:51 GMT

The most fascinating part of this paper, to my mind, is the column in Table 4 where the highly non-intuitive result shows that the “abstainers” are significantly less-educated and overall of lower socioeconomic class than the remainder of the studied group. When I heard about this study today, my immediate guess was the opposite.

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RE: Surprising result

tim_bates replied to marscobeinn on 21 Nov 2012 at 15:57 GMT

This might be a useful pointer into the literature. Brighter richer people drink more:

Corley, J., Jia, X., Brett, C. E., Gow, A. J., Starr, J. M., Kyle, J. A., . . . Deary, I. J. (2011). Alcohol intake and cognitive abilities in old age: the Lothian Birth Cohort 1936 study. Neuropsychology, 25(2), 166-175. doi: 10.1037/a0021571

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