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ISRN Geriatrics
Volume 2013, Article ID 671218, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/671218
Research Article

Alcohol Consumption among the Oldest Old and How It Changes during Two Years

1Department of Social Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, P.O. Box 453, 405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden
2Department of Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, P.O. Box 455, 405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden
3The Swedish Institute for Health Sciences (Vårdalinstitutet), Universities of Gothenburg and Lund, P.O. Box 187, 221 00 Lund, Sweden

Received 12 September 2013; Accepted 11 November 2013

Academic Editors: P. Abete, J. Ryan, and A. C. Yang

Copyright © 2013 Robin Fornazar et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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