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Alcohol consumption among Alaskan drug users.

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Source
Pages 447-453 in R. Fortuine et al., eds. Circumpolar Health 96. Proceedings of the Tenth International Congress on Circumpolar Health, Anchorage, Alaska, 1996. Int J Circumpolar Health. 1998;57 Supp 1.
Publication Type
Article
Date
1998
- nificantly. No other main effects or interac- tions were found. In Table 4, a stepwise multiple regression analysis revealed five variables to be signifi- cantly related (p < .05) to alcohol consumption. accounting for 9% of the variance. Positively related were: (a) greater perceived risk of get- ting
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Author
Turner, S.J.
Paschane, D.M.
Johnson, M.E.
Fisher, D.G.
Fenaughty, A.M.
Author Affiliation
University of Alaska Anchorage, USA.
Source
Pages 447-453 in R. Fortuine et al., eds. Circumpolar Health 96. Proceedings of the Tenth International Congress on Circumpolar Health, Anchorage, Alaska, 1996. Int J Circumpolar Health. 1998;57 Supp 1.
Date
1998
Language
English
Geographic Location
Russia
Publication Type
Article
Digital File Format
Text - PDF
Physical Holding
University of Alaska Anchorage
Keywords
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome - prevention & control
Adolescent
Adult
Age Distribution
Alaska - epidemiology
Alcohol drinking - epidemiology
Comorbidity
Data Collection
Female
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Predictive value of tests
Prevalence
Regression Analysis
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
Risk factors
Sampling Studies
Sex Distribution
Substance-Related Disorders - epidemiology
Abstract
This study investigated predictors of alcohol consumption among drug users not currently in treatment in Anchorage, Alaska. Data were collected from 114 female and 269 male drug users via structured interviews. Alcohol consumption was defined as estimated number of drinks consumed in the last 30 days. Results revealed a high proportion consuming alcohol within the last 48 hours and 30 days (73% and 96%, respectively). Stepwise multiple regression revealed that five variables, accounting for 9% of the variance, were significantly related to alcohol consumption. Positively related were greater perceived risk of getting AIDS; obtaining income from spouse, family, or friend; living on the streets or in a shelter; or living in a hotel or boarding house. Negatively related was having an education level greater than high school. For those participants who reported having sex during the last 30 days, two variables were positively related to alcohol consumption and accounted for 17% of the variance: numberof times used alcohol with sex and frequency of sex without a condom. In addition to identifying several demographic variables that are significantly related to alcohol consumption, the results document the relationship between alcohol consumption and unsafe sexual practices.
PubMed ID
10093323 View in PubMed
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