A sample of 2100 people aged 65 and over in Finland. Older people were classified as “ At-risk alcohol users ” were defined as consuming more than 10 UK units per week, more than 7 UK units on a typical drinking day or drinking at least 4 UK units several times a week. “ Moderate alcohol users ” were defined as consuming less than 10 units per week but at least 1.5 drinks per month.
Over 1/3 of older people in at risk and moderate drinking groups were taking a prescribed medication that has the potential to interact with alcohol to produce potentially harmful effects.
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