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Dantzer, Cecile and Wardle, Jane and Fuller, Ray and Pampalone, Sacha Z and Steptoe, Andrew (2006) International study of heavy drinking: attitudes and sociodemographic factors in university students. Journal of American College Health , 55 , (2) , pp. 83-89.

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The authors studied the prevalence of heavy drinking among students in 21 developed and developing countries using an anonymous survey of 7,846 male and 9,892 female students aged 17 to 30 years. There were wide variations in the prevalence of drinking among countries, and the highest rates of heavy drinking (defined as 5 or more drinks for men and 4 or more drinks for women on at least 1 occasion over the past 2 weeks) were reported in Belgium, Colombia, Ireland, and Poland (men), and Ireland and England (women). Heavy drinking was associated with living away from home, having a wealthier family background, and having well-educated parents. Beliefs about the dangers to health of excessive consumption were negatively related to heavy drinking. Heavy drinking is a concern among students in several countries and is associated with greater affluence. Challenging beliefs concerning health risks is a crucial aspect of prevention in this population.

 

Item Type:Article
Date:2006
Call No:AA2, TN
Page Range:pp. 83-89
Publisher:Heldref Publications
Volume:55
Number:2
Keywords:binge drinking, heavy drinking, Ireland, third level education
Notes:Full text available by kind permission of Heldref Publications
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Accession Number:HRB 3219 (Available)
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Subjects:VA Geographic area > International aspects
F Concepts in psychology > Attitude and behaviour > Attitude toward substance use
B Substances > Alcohol
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Risk and protective factors > Risk factors
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Substance use behaviour > Alcohol consumption
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Substance use behaviour > Alcohol consumption > Binge / risky drinking
T Demographic characteristics > Undergraduate or graduate student

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