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Indian Men in UK More Vulnerable to Alcohol-Related Problems

by VR Sreeraman on October 23, 2009 at 2:31 PM
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 Indian Men in UK More Vulnerable to Alcohol-Related Problems

Experts have raised concerns over the alcohol use in Indian men living in the UK.

Although men born in India reportedly drank less than the general UK population, they were more vulnerable to alcohol-related problems.

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The research team led by Dr Rashid Zaman studied the people from Sri Lanka, East Africa, Middle East, North Africa, West Africa, Bangladesh, Pakistan, China, and the West Indies.

It showed that alcohol related mortality in England and Wales is about the national average for Eastern European men and women, Sri Lankan men, and East African men, whereas men and women born in the Middle East, North Africa, West Africa, Bangladesh, Pakistan, China, and the West Indies and women born in India, Sri Lanka, and East Africa have lower mortality.
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Though Indian men reportedly drink less than the general population, yet they have higher rates of alcohol related admission to hospital in England than do British white men.

While writing in British Medical Journal, the researchers warned that alcohol-related problems among Indian men in the UK are disproportionately high.

Differences in religion, culture, history, and socioeconomic position all play a part, while differences between generations and increased alcohol consumption from acculturation further complicate the picture.

Source: ANI
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