Table 4

Alcohol use, misuse and mortality (2009 follow-up)

MenWomenAll
Total number of patientsDeath
N (%)
Total number of patientsDeath
N (%)
Total number of patientsDeath
N (%)
(A) Prevalence of alcohol use and misuse in association with death
Alcohol involvement4504427 (9.5)5198245 (4.7)9702672 (6.9)
No alcohol involvement2679276 (10.3)4230210 (5.0)6909486 (7.0)
Statisticχ2=1.29, p=0.26χ2=0.32, p=0.57χ2=0.07, p=0.79
Alcohol misuse2971327 (11.0)2592171 (6.6)5563498 (9.0)
No alcohol misuse3621308 (8.5)6274249 (4.0)9895557 (5.6)
Statisticχ2=11.72, p<0.001χ2=28.08, p<0.0001χ2=61.83, p<0.001
MenWomenAll
NAdjusted OR†95% CIsNAdjusted OR†95% CIsNAdjusted OR†95% CIs
(B) Cause of mortality, adjusted for age
Alcohol involvement
All external causes2601.190.91 to 1.541321.170.83 to 1.673921.26*1.02 to 1.55
 Suicides and undetermined1621.030.75 to 1.42850.870.57 to 1.342471.040.80 to 1.34
 Accidental981.510.97 to 2.35472.09*1.11 to 3.941451.79**1.25 to 2.57
Natural causes4431.100.89 to 1.383231.33*1.04 to 1.727661.25**1.06 to 1.48
Alcohol misuse
All external causes2411.49**1.15 to 1.921282.33***1.63 to 3.323691.97***1.61 to 2.43
 Suicides and undetermined1471.060.76 to 1.47831.75**1.12 to 2.722301.43**1.10 to 1.86
 Accidental942.53***1.64 to 3.89453.84***2.09 to 7.031393.32***2.34 to 4.71
Natural causes3941.65***1.32 to 2.072922.11***1.61 to 2.766861.98***1.67 to 2.35
  • *Significant at 0.05 level; **Significant at 0.01 level; *** Significant at the 0.001 level.

  • †Multinomial logistic regression analyses.