publication . Article . Other literature type . 2009

Geographic clustering of underage drinking and the influence of community characteristics

John S. Preisser; Eun-Young Song; Mark Wolfson; Beth A. Reboussin;
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  • Published: 08 Sep 2009 Journal: Drug and Alcohol Dependence, volume 106, pages 38-47 (issn: 0376-8716, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
The aim of this paper was to examine the extent to which underage drinking clusters geographically in a sample of communities, and to investigate the manner in which community-level contexts are related to this process. We used data from a randomized community trial of underage drinking to provide the first quantitative estimates of the magnitude of the geographic clustering of underage drinking based upon pairwise odds ratios (PWORs). The Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws Randomized Community Trial provided data from repeated cross-sectional samples of youth aged 14–20 from 68 communities surveyed in 2004, 2006, and 2007 (n = 18,730). Past 30-day drinking, binge...
Subjects
free text keywords: Toxicology, Pharmacology (medical), Pharmacology, Psychiatry and Mental health, Article, Environmental health, Social environment, Human factors and ergonomics, Geography, Poison control, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Social psychology, Disadvantaged, Injury prevention, Binge drinking, Suicide prevention
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