Examination of alcohol consumption patterns of male spectators at two major-league baseball stadiums.
A prospective observational study was conducted at two stadiums over the course of three games at each venue.
We approached 1,084 male spectators of drinking age in a consecutive fashion at two junctures : at the entrance gate and during the fifth inning inside the stadium's concourse.
Of those approached, 747 (68.9%) participated.
After verbal consent, participants completed a questionnaire and blew into a breath analyzer.
The results were blinded and later analyzed.
Forty-one percent of all participants tested positive for alcohol.
The highest consumption occurred in the 20-to 35-year-old age group.
In this age group, 50.8% had consumed some alcohol, and 10.8% had a blood alcohol level of. 08% (intoxicated) or higher.
Almost 5% of all participants tested during the fifth inning collection were intoxicated and claimed to be driving.
Of the spectators tested, those in the 20-to 35-year-old age group were most likely to have consumed alcohol and to be legally intoxicated.
A disturbing number of spectators who had blood alcohol levels of. 08% or higher late in the game claimed to be driving home.
Mots-clés Pascal : Consommation alimentaire, Alcool, Bière, Baseball, Age, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Fréquence, Epidémiologie, Mâle, Homme, Evénement sportif, Spectateur
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Food intake, Alcohol, Beer, Baseball, Age, United States, North America, America, Frequency, Epidemiology, Male, Human
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Cote : 98-0247376
Code Inist : 002B03F. Création : 11/09/1998.