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Alcohol purchase age laws and the serial beginning drinker in New York.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7591344     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Raising the drinking age twice in New York State in the 1980s might have created a generation of "serial beginning drinkers." Findings indicate that when young adults become beginning drinkers, their chances of drinking-driving increase; when they become serial beginning drinkers, their involvement in drinking-driving remains high over time. The beginning drinkers belong to a special historical period and are only composed of birth cohorts of 3 or 4 years (mainly early 1960s). The effect of the serial beginning drinker should fade out as those birth cohorts grow into maturity.
J Yu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The International journal of the addictions     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0020-773X     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Addict     Publication Date:  1995 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-12-08     Completed Date:  1995-12-08     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0123640     Medline TA:  Int J Addict     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1289-301     Citation Subset:  IM    
New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, Albany 12203, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Alcohol Drinking*
Automobile Driving / legislation & jurisprudence*
Cohort Studies
Legislation as Topic*
Middle Aged
New York
United States

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