This objective of this study was to assess the differences by gender, age, race in the relationship between alcohol consumption and current alcohol dependence among adults in the general population.
Logistic regression showed that, at levels of alcohol consumption below about six drinks per day, males have a higher probability of alcohol dependence than females, but that above about six drinks per day, females have a higher probability.
Older adults are at less risk of dependence than younger drinkers ; however, blacks and whites did not differ in their probability of dependence.
Possible explanations for these results are discussed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Consommation, Dépendance, Boisson alcoolisée, Alcoolisme, Prévalence, Race, Sexe, Age, Epidémiologie, New York, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Santé mentale, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Consumption, Dependence, Alcoholic beverage, Alcoholism, Prevalence, Race, Sex, Age, Epidemiology, New York, United States, North America, America, Mental health, Human
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Cote : 99-0420328
Code Inist : 002B18C05B. Création : 22/03/2000.