Legalized gambling has proliferated recently in many countries and is a public health issue because of the association between gambling participation and the prevalence of pathological gambling.
Relatively little is known about the epidemiology of this disorder or the characteristics of pathological gamblers living in the community.
This paper summarizes the major findings of a national prevalence survey of pathological gambling conducted in New Zealand ; the first national survey to have been conducted to date, and compares them with the results of studies undertaken in the US and Canada.
A national adult sample of 4053 people was interviewed by telephone to determine involvement in gambling activities.
Mots-clés Pascal : Jeu hasard, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Homme, Nouvelle Zélande, Océanie, Jeu pathologique, Trouble controle impulsion
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Gambling game, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Human, New Zealand, Oceania, Impulse control disorder
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0715587
Code Inist : 002B18C14. Création : 09/06/1995.