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  1. Mate similarity, heavy substance use and family history of problem drinking among young adult women.

    Article - En anglais


    This study used data from a national sample of young adult women to evaluate issues about spousal similarity for problem drinking.

    Paternal and maternal problem drinking were also evaluated in regard to daughters'marriage to a problem drinking spouse, and daughters'problem drinking and substance use.


    Data from over 5,000 young adult women (ages 23-30 yrs) from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY) archive were used to evaluate associations between marrying a problem-drinking spouse, family history of problem drinking, and women's problem drinking and lifetime marijuana and cocaine use.


    Findings indicated that black women were less likely to marry a problem-drinking spouse than were Hispanic, Native American or white women.

    Problem-drinking women were twice as likely to have married a problem-drinking spouse than were non-drinking women, and heavier lifetime marijuana or cocaine use by women was also associated with an almost twofold increase in marrying a problem-drinking spouse.

    Random effects ordinal probit regression models indicated that, while controlling for major sociodemographic variables (e.g., race, poverty status), maternal, paternal and spousal problem drinking all significantly predicted problem drinking and heavier levels of substance use among the women. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Alcoolisme, Choix, Conjoint, Relation conjugale, Histoire familiale, Antécédent, Parent, Consommation, Boisson alcoolisée, Epidémiologie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Adulte jeune, Homme, Femelle

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Alcoholism, Choice, Spouse, Marital relation, Family story, Antecedent, Parent, Consumption, Alcoholic beverage, Epidemiology, United States, North America, America, Young adult, Human, Female

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0041066

    Code Inist : 002B18H07. Création : 17/04/1998.