Effects of gender and comorbidity on problem drinking in a community sample.
We investigated the influence of gender, comorbidity, drinking history, and age on the clinical manifestations of DSM-III alcohol abuse and/or dependence in men and women.
The sample was drawn from the National Institute of Mental Health Epidemiologic Catchment Area study, a large-scale, multicenter survey to investigate psychiatric disorders in the community.
The results showed that gender and comorbidity had independent effects on problem drinking after drinking history and age had been taken into account.
Gender contributed to the age of onset of problem drinking and the rate of its development.
Comorbidity, drinking history, and age contributed independently to its severity.
The effects of these variables in this community sample paralleled those reported in treatment samples.
Mots-clés Pascal : Alcoolisme, Epidémiologie, Homme, Sexe, Association morbide, Trouble psychiatrique, Indice gravité, Age, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Alcoholism, Epidemiology, Human, Sex, Concomitant disease, Mental disorder, Severity score, Age, United States, North America, America
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