Approaches to triangulation of alcohol data in Scotland: a response to Rehm and colleagues

Robinson, M., Kibuchi, E., Gray, L. and McCartney, G. (2021) Approaches to triangulation of alcohol data in Scotland: a response to Rehm and colleagues. Drug and Alcohol Review, 40(2), pp. 173-175. (doi: 10.1111/dar.13164) (PMID:32959417)

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Rehm et al. highlight the ongoing difficulties in accurately estimating alcohol consumption using surveys. Population surveys, in particular, suffer from non‐response and sampling bias, which affects their representativeness, but they are one of the few ways of estimating differences in consumption across population subgroups. In this article, we highlight different approaches that have been taken in Scotland to try to overcome these problems, from the pragmatic to the sophisticated.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Gray, Dr Linsay and Kibuchi, Dr Eliud
Authors: Robinson, M., Kibuchi, E., Gray, L., and McCartney, G.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Health & Wellbeing > MRC/CSO SPHSU
Journal Name:Drug and Alcohol Review
ISSN (Online):1465-3362
Published Online:21 September 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs
First Published:First published in Drug and Alcohol Review 40(2): 173-175
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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