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Pathological and nonpathological gamblers: a survey in gambling settings.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10993389     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In this first study on gambling in Brazil, pathological and non-pathological gamblers were surveyed at three bingo clubs, one video poker club, and one horse-racing club in São Paulo. The South Oaks Gambling Screen and a questionnaire were administered to 171 subjects. When compared to nonpathological gamblers, a significantly higher proportion of pathological gamblers played cards, horse races, video poker, and dice in their lifetime. The two groups were similar with respect to socially acceptable games such as lotteries, bingo, sports, and the stock market. No significant differences were observed in drug consumption except for a higher lifetime consumption of tobacco among pathological gamblers. Only 4.9% of the gamblers sought help for gambling-related problems, suggesting that gambling is not generally perceived as a mental health problem by these subjects.
M P Oliveira; M T Silva
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Substance use & misuse     Volume:  35     ISSN:  1082-6084     ISO Abbreviation:  Subst Use Misuse     Publication Date:  2000 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-01-03     Completed Date:  2001-01-03     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9602153     Medline TA:  Subst Use Misuse     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1573-83     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychiatry, Escola Paulista de Medicina, Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Behavior, Addictive*
Brazil / epidemiology
Chi-Square Distribution
Middle Aged
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
Risk Factors
Sampling Studies
Socioeconomic Factors
Substance-Related Disorders / epidemiology*

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