A stratified random doorknock method was used to interview 2744 respondents in four state capitals in Australia.
The interview was in 3 parts with the latter two only administered to regular, once per week or more often gamblers (N=290).
The measures completed by this group included the South Oaks Gambling Screen and a range of psychological measures.
A conservative interpretation of the results was that « problem gamblers, » defined in terms of a range of personal and interpersonal gambling-related costs, comprised 1.16% (±0.34%) of the Australian population.
It was estimated that problem players'losses may account for about one quarter of all expenditures on gambling.
Mots-clés Pascal : Jeu hasard, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Australie, Océanie, Trouble contrôle impulsion, Adulte, Homme, Jeu pathologique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Gambling game, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Australia, Oceania, Impulse control disorder, Adult, Human
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Code Inist : 002B18C14. Création : 10/04/1997.