Gender differences in any alcohol screening and discussions with providers among older adults in the United States, 2015 to 2019

7/29/21–Among older adults who used alcohol and encountered the healthcare system in the past year, 24.68% of men and 27.04% of women reported no alcohol screening/discussions. Men were more likely than women to be asked about drinking frequency, amount, or problems related to drinking. Compared to no alcohol screening/discussions, women were 22% more likely to report alcohol screening only but were 18% less likely to discuss alcohol with providers than men. Read