Table 3

The association* of alcohol consumption, smoking and weight problems with hospitalizations and ambulance calls
Hospitalizations Ambulance calls
Men Women Men Women
OR (95a% CI) OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI) OR (95% CI)
Strong alcohol consumption in past 12 months
  Has not drunk 1 1 1 1
  A few times a month or less 0.84 (0.58-1.20) 0.81 (0.65-1.02) 1.06 (0.68-1.68) 1.00 (0.75-1.33)
  At least a few times a week 1.19 (0.76-1.84) 0.86 (0.43-1.74) 1.35 (0.79-2.31) 2.10 (1.05-4.22)
Wine consumption in past 12 months
  Has not drunk 1 1 1 1
  A few times a month or less 0.87 (0.64-1.17) 0.74 (0.58-0.94) 0.70 (0.48-1.02) 0.88 (0.65-1.20)
  At least a few times a week 0.42 (0.21-0.84) 0.54 (0.32-0.92) 0.74 (0.37-1.51) 0.61 (0.31-1.19)
Beer consumption in past 12 months
  Has not drunk 1 1 1 1
  A few times a month or less 1.05 (0.74-1.49) 0.94 (0.73-1.19) 0.88 (0.57-1.34) 0.95 (0.70-1.29)
  At least a few times a week 0.76 (0.53-1.07) 0.79 (0.50-1.27) 0.66 (0.43-1.00) 0.87 (0.50-1.52)
Light alcoholic drinks consumption in past 12 months
  Has not drunk 1 1 1 1
  A few times a month or less 1.21 (0.87-1.70) 0.87 (0.68-1.10) 1.27 (0.84-1.92) 1.06 (0.78-1.43)
  At least a few times a week 1.81 (1.08-3.03) 0.90 (0.51-1.57) 1.05 (0.51-2.17) 1.41 (0.76-2.61)
Smoking
  Has never smoked 1 1 1 1
  Has smoked in the past 0.94 (0.65-1.35) 1.47 (1.13-1.90) 1.16 (0.70-1.94) 1.38 (0.98-1.94)
  Current smoker 0.95 (0.68-1.34) 1.05 (0.80-1.36) 1.63 (1.03-2.57) 1.38 (1.00-1.90)
BMI
  Normal weight (18.5–24.99) 1 1 1 1
  Underweight (<18.50) 1.88 (0.59-5.96) 1.54 (0.85-2.81) 1.96 (0.54-7.17) 2.51 (1.30-4.88)
  Overweight (25–29.99) 0.75 (0.56-1.00) 1.17 (0.91-1.52) 0.86 (0.61-1.22) 1.13 (0.81-1.58)
  Obesity (≥30) 0.95 (0.67-1.36) 1.54 (1.16-2.05) 0.79 (0.50-1.26) 1.45 (1.01-2.07)

* Models are mutually adjusted for age, alcohol consumption (all four variables), smoking, BMI, education, income, ethnicity and study year.

Vals et al.

Vals et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:772   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-772

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