This study examined the relationship of volume of alcohol consumed to the occurence of alcohol-related problems among male and female college students to develop a gender-specific measure of heavy epidosic or binge drinking by college students for public health research.
A self-administered survey was mailed to a national representative sample of students at 140 4-year colleges in 40 states and the District of Columbia.
A total of 17592 college students completed the survey.
Women who typically drink four drinks in a row were found to have roughly the same likelihood of experiencing drinking-related problems as men who typically drink five drinks in a row.
Use of the same standard for both sexes underestimates binge drinking and the negative health risks for women.
Mots-clés Pascal : Alcoolisme, Adulte jeune, Homme, Université, Epidémiologie, Sexe, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Alcoholism, Young adult, Human, University, Epidemiology, Sex, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0436509
Code Inist : 002B18C05B. Création : 01/03/1996.