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Donoghue, Orna and Dooley, Cara and Feeney, Joanne and Finucane, Ciaran and Hudson, Eibhlin and Kenny, Rose Anne and Leahy, Siobhan and McCrory, Cathal and McGarrigle, Christine and McHugh, Sheena and Moore, Patrick and Mosca, Irene and Murphy, Catriona and Nolan, Anne and Nolan, Hugh and O'Connell, Matthew and O'Hare, Celia and O'Regan, Claire and O’Sullivan, Vincent (2014) The over 50s in a changing Ireland: economic circumstances, health and well-being. Dublin: Trinity College Dublin.

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This report uses data from the second wave of TILDA data collection, which lasted from April 2012 to January 2013, to examine how the lives of the over 50s in Ireland have changed since the first wave of data collection in 2010.

Some key findings:

16% of smokers at wave 1 had quit by wave 2. A notable decrease in smoking occurs after the age of 65 years.

The overall prevalence of problematic alcohol use has increased between wave 1 and wave 2 and is significantly higher in men (21.7%) than in women (11%). There is a drop in problematic alcohol use after the age of 65 years.


Date:2014
Pages:214 p.
Publisher:Trinity College Dublin
Place of Publication:Dublin
ISBN:978-1-907894-07-7
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
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Subjects:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Substance use behaviour > Alcohol consumption
B Substances > Alcohol
B Substances > Tobacco (cigarette smoking)
G Health and disease > Substance use disorder > Alcohol use
T Demographic characteristics > Elderly / Older person
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland

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