Very little is known about the role of alcohol in older people’s lives. Massey University and the University of Auckland were funded through the Health Promotion Agency’s Research Investments for Priorities in Alcohol (RIPA) Fund to look at the role of alcohol in older people’s lives, patterns of alcohol use, and how the drinking patterns of older New Zealanders compare with eight other countries. Data from the New Zealand Health, Work and Retirement Longitudinal Study (NZHWR) was used in this research. Older people were defined as 50+ years. 

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