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Investigating associations of common medical conditions, alcohol use

JAMA Network Open

What The Study Did: The association between 26 common medical conditions including diabetes and high blood pressure and levels of use of alcohol was investigated with data from electronic health records of 2.7 million primary care patients.

Authors: Stacy A. Sterling, Dr.P.H., M.S.W., of Kaiser Permanente Northern California in Oakland, is the corresponding author.

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(doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.4687)

Editor's Note: The article includes conflict of interest and funding/support disclosures. Please see the article for additional information, including other authors, author contributions and affiliations, conflicts of interest and financial disclosures, and funding and support.

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