Patterns of public support for price increases on alcohol in the former Soviet Union

Bayard Roberts, Andrew Stickley, Adrianna Murphy, Kseniya Kizilova, Anna Bryden, David Rotman, Christian Haerpfer, Martin McKee

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Aims: To measure levels of public support for price increases on beer and spirits in nine former Soviet Union countries and to examine the characteristics influencing such support. Methods: Cross-sectional surveys were conducted in 2010 with 18,000 respondents aged 18+ in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine. Descriptive and multivariate logistic regression analyses were used. RESULTS: The lowest level of support for price increases on beer were in Georgia (men 5%, women 9%) and Armenia (men 5%, women 11%); and the highest were in Kyrgyzstan (men 30%, women 38%), Azerbaijan (men 27%, women 37%) and Russia (men 23%, women 34%). The lowest levels of support for price increases on spirits were Armenia (men 8%, women 14%) and Georgia (men 14%, women 21%); and the highest were in Kyrgyzstan (men 38%, 47% women) and Moldova (men 36%, women 43%). Characteristics associated with supporting price increases included gender (women), higher education, good economic situation, lower alcohol consumption and greater knowledge of harmful alcohol behaviour. CONCLUSION: Alcohol price increases are an effective means to reduce hazardous alcohol use. Despite opposition in some groups, there is evidence of public support for alcohol price increases in the study countries.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)473-478
Number of pages6
JournalAlcohol and Alcoholism
Volume47
Issue number4
Early online date2 May 2012
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012

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Roberts, B., Stickley, A., Murphy, A., Kizilova, K., Bryden, A., Rotman, D., ... McKee, M. (2012). Patterns of public support for price increases on alcohol in the former Soviet Union. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 47(4), 473-478. https://doi.org/10.1093/alcalc/ags046

Patterns of public support for price increases on alcohol in the former Soviet Union. / Roberts, Bayard; Stickley, Andrew; Murphy, Adrianna; Kizilova, Kseniya; Bryden, Anna; Rotman, David; Haerpfer, Christian; McKee, Martin.

In: Alcohol and Alcoholism, Vol. 47, No. 4, 07.2012, p. 473-478.

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Roberts, B, Stickley, A, Murphy, A, Kizilova, K, Bryden, A, Rotman, D, Haerpfer, C & McKee, M 2012, 'Patterns of public support for price increases on alcohol in the former Soviet Union', Alcohol and Alcoholism, vol. 47, no. 4, pp. 473-478. https://doi.org/10.1093/alcalc/ags046
Roberts B, Stickley A, Murphy A, Kizilova K, Bryden A, Rotman D et al. Patterns of public support for price increases on alcohol in the former Soviet Union. Alcohol and Alcoholism. 2012 Jul;47(4):473-478. https://doi.org/10.1093/alcalc/ags046
Roberts, Bayard ; Stickley, Andrew ; Murphy, Adrianna ; Kizilova, Kseniya ; Bryden, Anna ; Rotman, David ; Haerpfer, Christian ; McKee, Martin. / Patterns of public support for price increases on alcohol in the former Soviet Union. In: Alcohol and Alcoholism. 2012 ; Vol. 47, No. 4. pp. 473-478.
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