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Free alcohol use and consequences: gender differences among undergraduates.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22488395     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: To examine gender differences in obtaining free alcohol, high-risk drinking, and consequences.
METHODS: Web-based surveys were administered annually (2003-2005) to random samples of undergraduates (N=10,729).
RESULTS: Gender, race, age under 21, sorority/fraternity membership, lower disposable income, and relationship status were significant predictors of obtaining free alcohol. Frequent obtainers had greater odds of heavy episodic drinking and consequences compared to infrequent obtainers. Females were less likely to report heavy episodic drinking; however, frequently obtaining females were more likely to report heavy episodic drinking.
CONCLUSIONS: Approximately 25% of undergraduates frequently obtained free alcohol. Females obtained more often, had higher odds of high-risk drinking, and experienced fewer consequences compared to males.
Authors:
Kimberly G Wagoner; Jill Blocker; Thomas P McCoy; Erin L Sutfin; Heather Champion; Mark Wolfson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of health behavior     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1945-7359     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Health Behav     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-10     Completed Date:  2012-08-14     Revised Date:  2013-07-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9602338     Medline TA:  Am J Health Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  446-58     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, USA. kwagoner@wakehealth.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Age Factors
Alcohol Drinking / economics*,  psychology*
Alcoholic Beverages / economics*
Female
Health Surveys / statistics & numerical data
Humans
Income
Interpersonal Relations
Male
North Carolina
Risk-Taking
Sex Characteristics
Social Behavior
Students / psychology*
Universities / statistics & numerical data*
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
R01 AA014007/AA/NIAAA NIH HHS; R01 AA14007/AA/NIAAA NIH HHS
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