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  1. Fulltext. Trends in the treatment of alcohol problems in the US general population, 1979 through 1990.

    Article - En anglais



    The purpose of this study was to conduct a comprehensive analysis of alcohol-treatment service utilization trends in the general population during the 1980s.


    Three national surveys of the US household population (1979,1984, and 1990) were used for trend analysis of treatment utilization.

    Trends in demographic characteristics of persons with lifetime treatment rates and particular types of treatment were examined by means of logistic regression analysis, controlling for alcohol problem severity and other variables.


    Substantial increases in the numbers reporting treatment were found.

    In all surveys, Alcoholics Anonymous was the treatment used most frequently and its use increased most, especially for women.

    Men were more likely than women (odds ratio [OR]=2.01,95% confidence interval [CI]=1.20,5.39) and unmarried persons were less likely than married persons (OR=0.47,95% CI=0.29,0.77) to report treatment over time.

    Social consequences carried more predictive power than dependence symptoms.


    From a general population perspective, while overall treatment capacity has increased, the structural changes in the public/private balance of services have not positively affected the representaton of women or other characteristics of the treatment population.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Alcoolisme, Sevrage toxique, Traitement, Service santé, Utilisation, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme, Epidémiologie, Système santé

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Alcoholism, Poison withdrawal, Treatment, Health service, Use, United States, North America, America, Human, Epidemiology, Health system

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

    Cote : 95-0202121

    Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 09/06/1995.