This paper examines the distributions of past-year volume of ethanol intake, frequency of drinking 5+drinks and alcohol dependence in a representative sample of 18352 U.S. current drinkers aged 18 years or over.
Within categories defined by these three partially overlapping domains, it presents rates of self-perceived impaired driving, i.e. driving after having had too much to drink, in the year preceding interview.
High volume drinkers, those with an average daily ethanol intake of 1 ounce or more, composed 19.7% of current drinkers and accounted for 66.5% of all reported ethanol consumption, 72.6% of all heavy drinking days, 49.2% of all alcohol dependence and 62.8% of all impaired driving incidents.
Frequent heavy drinkers, those who drank 5+drinks at least once a week, composed 12.3% of current drinkers and accounted for 42.9% of all reported ethanol consumption, 81.9% of all heavy drinking days, 40% of all alcohol dependence and 57% of all impaired driving incidents.
Drinkers with DSM-IV alcohol dependence composed 9.9% of current drinkers and accounted for 28.9% of all reported ethanol consumption, 37% of all heavy drinking days and 56.9% of all impaired driving incidents.
The overlap of these three high risk groups, each of which had a probability of at least one impaired driving incident per year, was far from complete. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Consommation, Boisson alcoolisée, Ebriété, Conduite véhicule, Typologie, Dose forte, Diagnostic différentiel, Dépendance, Alcoolisme, Epidémiologie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Consumption, Alcoholic beverage, Inebriation, Vehicle driving, Typology, High dose, Differential diagnostic, Dependence, Alcoholism, Epidemiology, United States, North America, America, Human
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Cote : 99-0343731
Code Inist : 002B18C05B. Création : 14/12/1999.