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Alcohol use among Arab Americans: what is the prevalence?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21279687     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Information is limited on alcohol use among Arab Americans. The purpose of this study was to describe and analyze the alcohol use pattern among Arab Americans by reviewing existing surveys using an acculturation model. Secondary data analysis. Nationally, English-speaking immigrant Arab Americans reported lower rates of lifetime alcohol use (50.8%), past month use (26.4%) and binge drinking (10%) than the White majority group. In a state survey, self-identified English-speaking Arab Americans were less likely to report past month use (45.6%) than the White majority group but reported similar rate of binge drinking (17.0%). Locally, lifetime drinking was reported by 46.2% of the immigrants but only 13.4% of refugees fleeing war. Few databases are available to estimate alcohol use pattern among Arab Americans; the limited data suggest a drinking pattern consistent with acculturation. However, the potential influence of other factors is unknown and needs to be investigated.
Cynthia L Arfken; Bengt B Arnetz; Monty Fakhouri; Matthew J Ventimiglia; Hikmet Jamil
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of immigrant and minority health / Center for Minority Public Health     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1557-1920     ISO Abbreviation:  J Immigr Minor Health     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-07-11     Completed Date:  2011-11-21     Revised Date:  2014-02-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101256527     Medline TA:  J Immigr Minor Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  713-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Distribution
Alcohol Drinking / ethnology*
Arabs / statistics & numerical data*
Confidence Intervals
Cross-Sectional Studies
Emigrants and Immigrants / statistics & numerical data*
Risk Assessment
Sex Distribution
United States / epidemiology
Young Adult
Grant Support

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