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Journal of Addiction - Volume 2013 2013, Article ID 631912, 7 pages -

Research Article

Shanghai Mental Health Center, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 3210 Humin Road, Shanghai 201108, China

Division of Population Health Sciences, Department of Psychology, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 123 Street Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2, Ireland

Received 21 April 2012; Revised 18 June 2012; Accepted 22 June 2012

Academic Editor: Jennifer B. Unger

Copyright © 2013 Hui G. Cheng and Orla McBride. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Background. It has been widely documented that males were more likely to drinking alcohol and have alcohol use disorders AUD. The degrees of the male-female differences in drinking and AUD have varied across countries. The reasons behind these variations have not been fully understood. The current study compared the estimated male-female differences across US-born and foreign-born Latino and Asian Americans with respect to alcohol drinking behavior and AUD. Method. Data come from the National Latino and Asian American Study NLAAS, a national household survey of adults with Latinos and Asian decent in the United States. Male-female differences were estimated for drinking behavior and AUD among drinkers for US-born and foreign-born individuals, respectively. Zero-inflated Poisson regressions were utilized to estimate male-female differences in the number of AUD clinical features once it occurs. Results. Larger male-female differences were found for foreign-born individuals as compared to US-born individuals, especially the occurrence of AUD among drinkers. Once AUD clinical feature occurs, there was no male-female difference for foreign-born individuals, while there was a males excess in the number of clinical features for US-born individuals. Conclusion. Results from this study supports the importance of sociocultural influence in drinking and AUD. Implications for prevention and intervention programs were discussed.





Author: Hui G. Cheng and Orla McBride

Source: https://www.hindawi.com/



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