Journal article

Parental drinking in Australia: Does the age of children in the home matter?

Jacqueline A Bowden, Paul Delfabbro, Robin Room, Caroline Miller, Carlene Wilson

Drug Alcohol Rev | Published : 2019

Abstract

INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: Parental role modelling of alcohol use is known to influence alcohol consumption in adolescence and in later life. This study aimed to assess relationships between parental status, child age and alcohol consumption, which have not been well documented. DESIGN AND METHODS: Data were sourced from the 2013 Australian National Drug Strategy Household Survey. Analyses were conducted for 25-55 year olds (n = 11 591) by parental status, gender and age of youngest child in the household, controlling for socio-demographic factors. RESULTS: Parents were less likely than non-parents to exceed the alcohol guideline for increased lifetime risk (18.2% vs. 24.2%) and short-term risk:..

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