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  1. Fulltext. At-risk drinking in an hmo primary care sample : Prevalence and health policy implications.

    Article - En anglais



    This study was designed to determine the prevalence of at-risk drinking using varying alcohol use criteria.


    A period prevalence survey was conducted in 22 primary care practices (n=19 372 adults).


    The frequency of at-risk alcohol use varied from 7.5% (World Health Organization criteria) to 19.7% (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism criteria).

    A stepwise logistic model using National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism criteria found male gender, current tobacco use, never married status, retirement and unemployment to be significant predictors of at-risk alcohol use.


    Public Health policy needs to move to a primary care paradigm focusing on identification and treatment of at-risk drinkers.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Consommation, Boisson alcoolisée, Ethanol, Alcoolisme, Risque, Analyse quantitative, Prévalence, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Consumption, Alcoholic beverage, Ethanol, Alcoholism, Risk, Quantitative analysis, Prevalence, Human, United States, North America, America

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

    Cote : 98-0252755

    Code Inist : 002B18C05B. Création : 11/09/1998.