Nonlinear modeling of alcohol consumption for analysis of beverage type effects and beverage preference effects

Allyn W. Kimball, Lisa A. Friedman, Richard D. Moore

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In a previous report (Kimball and Friedman, Am J Epidemiol, 1992; 135: 1279-86), linear models for relating health outcomes to alcohol consumption were proposed for differentiating between beverage type effects and beverage preference effects. The models were applied to data relating serum high density lipoprotein cholesterol to alcohol consumption. In this report, those models are extended to the nonlinear case and are applied to data from the 1982 Maryland Hypertension Survey relating systolic blood pressure to alcohol consumption. Am J Epidemiol 1992; 135: 1287-92

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1287-1292
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican journal of epidemiology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Jun 1 1992



  • Alcohol drinking
  • Beverages
  • Epidemiologic methods
  • Nonlinear regression models

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology

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