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Baby boomers and booze: we should be worried about how older Australians are drinking

Tim Roselli
Med J Aust 2019; 211 (8): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.50352
Published online: 21 October 2019

To the Editor: We welcome the research letter by Roche and Kostadinov,1 who have reported an increasing trend in risky alcohol consumption among adults aged over 50 years. The Report of the Chief Health Officer Queensland in 20162 presented the trends for lifetime risky drinking3 and found a similar trend of risky drinking for males aged 65 years and older.

  • Tim Roselli

  • Queensland Health, Brisbane, QLD


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The views in this letter represent the views of the author and not necessarily those of the Queensland Department of Health.

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