The influence of societal level factors on men's and women's alcohol consumption and alcohol problems.

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serval:BIB_A3BF573F64E3
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
The influence of societal level factors on men's and women's alcohol consumption and alcohol problems.
Journal
Alcohol and Alcoholism. Supplement
Author(s)
Rahav G., Wilsnack R., Bloomfield K., Gmel G., Kuntsche S.
ISSN
0735-0414
Publication state
Published
Issued date
11/2006
Volume
41
Number
1
Pages
i47-i55
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Comparative Study ; Journal Article ; Multicenter Study ; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
AIMS: To identify the pattern of gender differences in drinking across societies, and to its association with other societal characteristics.
METHODS: The aggregated results of GENACIS project surveys in 29 countries were examined and were compared with other characteristics of these societies.
RESULTS: In all the participating societies men's drinking was more prevalent and heavier than women's drinking. Differences between countries in the gender gap in drinking were strongly associated with women's position in society, as well as with modernization. Similar results were obtained for indicators of alcohol's adverse consequences.
CONCLUSIONS: Gender differences should be studied not only as individual behaviours, but also as societal traits, associated with other characteristics of the social system.
Keywords
Alcohol Drinking/epidemiology, Alcohol Drinking/psychology, Alcoholism/epidemiology, Alcoholism/psychology, Female, Humans, Male, Sex Characteristics, Sociology, Women's Rights
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Web of science
Open Access
Yes
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