Using a sample of 7,428 US adults from the 2007 National Health Interview Survey data, multivariate logistic regressions were performed.
Better access to health care, as indicated by regular source of care and frequent use of primary care, was associated with reduced odds of heavy drinking. Alcohol interventions may be more effective if targeted at patients with chronic conditions adversely affected by drinking.
Future research needs to investigate factors facilitating such interventions.
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