Journal of Alcoholism & Drug Dependence

Journal of Alcoholism & Drug Dependence
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ISSN: 2329-6488

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  • Research Article
    Alcoholic Psychoses in Russia and Belarus: A Comparative Analysis of Trends
    Author(s): Razvodovsky YERazvodovsky YE

    Background: The alcoholic psychoses incidence rate is a reliable indicator of alcohol-related problems at the population level since there is a strong relationship between alcoholic psychoses incidence rate and alcohol consumption per capita. Aims: To estimate the aggregate level effect of alcohol on the psychoses incidence rate in the former Soviet Republics Russia and Belarus. Method: Trends in alcoholic psychoses incidence rate and alcohol sales per capita from 1970 to 2013 in Russia and Belarus were analyzed employing an ARIMA analysis. Results: Alcohol sales is a statistically significant associated with alcoholic psychoses incidence rate in both countries, implying that a 1-l increase in per capita alcohol sales is associated with an increase in the alcoholic psychoses incidence rate of 18.6% in Russia and of 18.8% in Belarus. Conclusion: This i.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2329-6488.1000215

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