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Gambling behavior subtypes among respondents with gambling-related problems in a population-based sample.
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PMID:  21491298     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Latent class analysis was used to delineate distinctive subgroups of gamblers and examine whether they differed by demographics and gambling severity. Data from three Canadian provinces focused on respondents who reported at least some risk of problem gambling in the past year (N= 1,071). Three latent classes were distinguished: a low on most items group (class 1), a behaviorally conditioned/substance abusing impulsive/emotionally vulnerable (or all types) group (class 2), and a familial-genetic/behaviorally conditioned group (class 3). Gamblers in classes 2 and 3 were most likely to be moderate-risk and problem gamblers. Community-based prevention efforts may need to address each subgroup differently but also according to their characteristics.
Silvia S Martins; Lilian A Ghandour; Carla L Storr
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of addictive diseases     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1545-0848     ISO Abbreviation:  J Addict Dis     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9107051     Medline TA:  J Addict Dis     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  169-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Mental Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD.
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