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Drinking Occasions (2000)

July 20, 2000

Written by Dwight Heath, this book is the outgrowth of nearly 40 years of the author’s research on drinking practices and years of concern about national and international policies as they relate to this part of human culture. Drinking Occasions...

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Alcohol and Pleasure: A Health Perspective (1999)

July 20, 1999

Edited by Stanton Peele and Marcus Grant, this book explores the role of pleasure in alcohol consumption and its consequences for the health of individuals and for society as a whole. The book is based on discussion generated at an...

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Alcohol and Emerging Markets: Patterns, Problems, and Responses (1998)

July 20, 1998

The second volume in the ICAP Book Series on Alcohol in Society, edited by Marcus Grant, provides a current, objective, and comprehensive assessment of drinking practices and alcohol misuse in areas of the world undergoing major socioeconomic changes. This book...

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Drinking Patterns and Their Consequences (1998)

July 20, 1998

Alcohol policies in many countries have long been based on the assumption that a wide range of health and social problems associated with the abuse of alcohol can be directly correlated with average daily per capita alcohol consumption. Edited by...

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Study design glossary

April 29, 1990

Definitions of some terms used in IARD Health Policy Reviews Meta-analysis: a procedure that combines data about individuals, from multiple studies, to calculate a single estimate of an effect. Under ideal conditions, a well-designed meta-analysis produces a more precise estimate...

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