Alcohol and male mortality in Australia, 1911-2006

Michael Livingston and Claire Wilkinson, “Per-capita Alcohol Consumption and All-cause Male Mortality in Australia, 1911-2006,” Alcohol and Alcoholism 48, no. 2 (2013): 196–201. Concludes that Australia belongs “in the group of countries for which a positive association between per-capita alcohol consumption and total mortality can be demonstrated”:  “increases in consumption at the population level in Australia are associated with declines in population health”; “per-capita alcohol consumption in Australia is a significant contributor to rates of male mortality, particularly among young adults, suggesting an interaction between per-capita consumption and risky episodic drinking.”