Journal article

Adolescents' exposure to paid alcohol advertising on television and their alcohol use: exploring associations during a 13-year period

Victoria White, Denise Azar, Agatha Faulkner, Kerri Coomber, Sarah Durkin, Michael Livingston, Tanya Chikritzhs, Robin Room, Melanie Wakefield

ADDICTION | WILEY | Published : 2017


AIMS: To determine (i) whether Australian adolescents' exposure to television alcohol advertisements changed between 1999 and 2011 and (ii) examine the association between television alcohol advertising and adolescent drinking behaviours. DESIGN: Cross-sectional surveys conducted every 3 years between 1999 and 2011. Analyses examined associations between advertising exposures and reported drinking. SETTING: Five Australian major cities. PARTICIPANTS: Students aged 12-17 years participating in a triennial nationally representative school-based survey residing in the television advertising markets associated with the major cities (sample size range per survey: 12 644-16 004). MEASUREMENTS: Out..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Funding Acknowledgements

This study was supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Partnerships Grant no. 1037104 with VicHealth and the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) as funding partners with NHMRC. M.L. was supported by a NHMRC Early Career Fellowship and by FARE. R.R. is supported by the Victorian Department of Health and FARE. T.C. is supported by a NHMRC Career Development Fellowship. M.W. is supported by a NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship.Funding for data collection for the student surveys used in this paper was made available from Cancer Councils and state health departments in Victoria, NSW, Queensland, Western Australia, as well as the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing. TRPs data used in this study are from OzTAM Pty Ltd.