Variations by age and sex in alcohol-related problematic behaviour per drinking volume and heavier drinking occasion
Michael Livingston, Robin Room
DRUG AND ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2009
AIMS: This study aims to assess the relationships between age, sex, drinking behaviour and self-reported alcohol-related problem behaviour. DESIGN: Cross-sectional population survey. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Interviews were undertaken in 2004, with a representative sample of Australian residents aged 12 and over (N=29,445). MEASUREMENTS: Alcohol use was measured using graduated frequency questions and, using these questions, estimates of total annual intake and frequency of heavy drinking occasions were derived. Alcohol-related problems were measured using a 10-item scale, relating to behaviour in the 12 months prior to the survey. FINDINGS: Alcohol-related problem behaviours clustered into..View full abstract
This research was funded by a grant from the Alcohol Education and Rehabilitation Foundation (AERF), an independent public company funded by the Australian Government to address alcohol-related harm. The AERF had no role in the design or conduct of the study or the writing of the manuscript.