Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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