The purpose of this study was to determine if ethnic and gender differences in alcohol use exist among a cohort of inner-city adolescents during each of the 3 years of middle school.
Students in 22 urban schools completed self-report questionnaires with measures of alcohol use (frequency of drinking, amount of drinks per occasion, and frequency of drunkenness) at three annual assessments.
Of the participating students, 2312 identified themselves as Asian, Black, Hispanic or White.
Analyses of variance were conducted to test for ethnic group (Asian, Black, Hispanic, White) and gender differences in alcohol use.
Ethnic differences were found for all three alcohol measures at each assessment point.
Boys drank more frequently than girls during the first 2 years.
Asian and Black adolescents appeared to be at lower risk for alcohol use.
Mots-clés Pascal : Boisson alcoolisée, Consommation, Milieu urbain, Ethnie, Asiatique, Noir américain, Latinoaméricain, Caucasoïde, Sexe, Etude comparative, Etude longitudinale, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Adolescent, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Alcoholic beverage, Consumption, Urban environment, Ethnic group, Asiatic, Black American, Latinamerican, Caucasoid, Sex, Comparative study, Follow up study, United States, North America, America, Adolescent, Human
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Cote : 99-0376085
Code Inist : 002B18C05B. Création : 22/03/2000.