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Study Finds 'Ladette Culture' Putting Women at Greater Risk of Alcohol-related Deaths

by VR Sreeraman on August 24, 2007 at 5:19 PM
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Study Finds 'Ladette Culture' Putting Women at Greater Risk of Alcohol-related Deaths

Experts are warning that the growing 'ladette culture' means that women, especially younger working ones, are twice as likely to drink themselves to death.

The finding is based on the figures from the UK's Office for National Statistics (ONS).

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Ladette culture is a female offshoot of Lad culture, which is stereotyped for mainly males, and involves a liking for alcoholic beverages (especially lager), football, fast cars and men's magazines.

The ONS study found that women apeing men are increasingly dying from liver disease, cirrhosis and alcohol poisoning.

Frank Soodeen, from Alcohol Concern, said that with higher pays, young women can now afford to drink more, and this may be one reason why they are getting sucked into the ladette culture.
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"Women who work can often afford to drink more and, particularly for those working in male-dominated occupations, an existing heavy-drinking culture can be an additional risk factor," the Daily Mail quoted him, as saying.

The ones who are especially vulnerable to this are bar staff and pub managers followed by the office junior, who are young workers that carry out tasks such as photocopying, delivering mail and data entry.

Actresses and female entertainers are also at high risk of drinking themselves to death.

Teaching assistants, dinner ladies, nursery nurses and childminders are the ones who are the least likely to die from drinking, the study found.

The ONS study looked at 13,011 deaths among men and 3.655 among women between 2001 and 2005.

A spokesman for the Department of Health said: "We are concerned about the number of alcohol-related deaths and are committed to tackling this problem."

Among men, the researchers noted that the ones most at risk were once again musicians, hotel managers, chefs, kitchen staff, middle-ranking civil servants, security guards and some members of the armed forces.

Men who go to sea are 2.16 times as likely as the general population to suffer a drink-related death, the study also found.(ANI)

Source: ANI
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