People with chronic diseases suffer from alcohol abuse – study

Люди с хроническими заболеваниями злоупотребляют алкоголем - исследование

Patients with certain chronic diseases are more likely to report excessive drinking, according to a study published in the JAMA Network Open.

Stacy A. sterling, a doctor from Kaiser Permanente (USA) and her colleagues, used data from electronic medical records to assess the relationship between the 26 States of health and levels of alcohol consumption. The study involved 720 2 231 the patient’s primary health care (52,9% female; 32.5% are aged 18 to 34 years). They were checked at unhealthy alcohol use from 2014 to 2017.

On the basis of 861 427 patients who reported the use of alcohol, patients with diabetes (odds ratio [OR], 1,11), hypertension (OR, 1,11), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, injury or poisoning had a high chance of exceeding the daily limit of alcohol.

The probability of exceeding weekly limits of alcohol consumption was also observed in individuals with atrial fibrillation (HR, 1.12), cancer (OR, 1.06), COPD (OL, 1.15) or hypertension (OZ, 1.37). Patients with COPD (OSH, 1,15), chronic liver disease (OR, of 1.42) and hypertension (OR, of 1.48) had higher odds of exceeding daily and weekly consumption limits.

“Health systems and clinicians should adopt a more focused approach to help patients with certain diseases to reduce harmful alcohol consumption and health risks,” write the authors.

Magicforum wrote, as the coronavirus affects patients with diabetes.

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