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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Low-income women die more of alcohol abuse

Women in low-income job roles are almost six times as likely to die from alcohol abuse as those in higher paid employment, according to new UK government research.

Research from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that working class women are 5. 7 times more likely to contract liver disease than doctors or lawyers, the Daily Mail reports.

The findings have emerged despite the fact that previous research found that women in professional job roles consume more alcohol in an average week.

They are drinking an average of 10.2 units a week - more than a bottle of wine - compared with 6.5 units for manual workers.

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