Journal article

National estimates of Australian gambling prevalence: findings from a dual-frame omnibus survey

NA Dowling, GJ Youssef, AC Jackson, DW Pennay, KL Francis, A Pennay, DI Lubman

ADDICTION | WILEY | Published : 2016


BACKGROUND, AIMS AND DESIGN: The increase in mobile telephone-only households may be a source of bias for traditional landline gambling prevalence surveys. Aims were to: (1) identify Australian gambling participation and problem gambling prevalence using a dual-frame (50% landline and 50% mobile telephone) computer-assisted telephone interviewing methodology; (2) explore the predictors of sample frame and telephone status; and (3) explore the degree to which sample frame and telephone status moderate the relationships between respondent characteristics and problem gambling. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: A total of 2000 adult respondents residing in Australia were interviewed from March to April ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors declare that the material has not been published in whole or in part elsewhere; the paper is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere; all authors have been personally and actively involved in substantive work leading to the report, and will hold themselves jointly and individually responsible for its content; all relevant ethical safeguards have been met in relation to patient or subject protection, including, in the case of all clinical and experimental studies review by an appropriate ethical review committee and written informed patient consent. The Problem Gambling Research and Treatment Centre at the University of Melbourne, with which several co-authors were affiliated when the data were collected, was previously supported by the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation. The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation had no involvement in the current publication.