International differences in alcohol use according to sexual orientation.

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_C400DBFFE6EA
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
International differences in alcohol use according to sexual orientation.
Périodique
Substance Abuse
Auteur(s)
Bloomfield K., Wicki M., Wilsnack S., Hughes T., Gmel G.
ISSN
1547-0164 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0889-7077
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2011
Volume
32
Numéro
4
Pages
210-219
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Publication Status: ppublish
Résumé
Most research on sexual orientation and alcohol use in the United States has found higher rates of alcohol use and abuse among gay men and lesbians. Studies from other countries have found smaller or no differences between sexual minority and heterosexual women and men. The present study used general population survey data from 14 countries to examine high-volume and risky single-occasion drinking by sexual orientation. Data from 248 gay men and lesbians and 3720 heterosexuals were analyzed in a case-control design. In several countries partnered or recently partnered gay men and lesbians had no greater risk of heavy drinking or engaging in heavy drinking than heterosexual controls. Only lesbians in North America showed higher risk for both indicators. Future general population health research should include larger samples of gays and lesbians and use more comprehensive measures of sexual orientation for investigating the prevalence of health risk factors.
Mots-clé
Adolescent, Adult, Alcohol Drinking/epidemiology, Alcohol Drinking/psychology, Australasia/epidemiology, Data Collection/statistics & numerical data, Ethanol/poisoning, Europe/epidemiology, Female, Heterosexuality/psychology, Homosexuality/psychology, Humans, Latin America/epidemiology, Male, North America/epidemiology, Sexual Behavior/psychology
Pubmed
Web of science
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15/03/2012 15:57
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03/03/2018 21:12
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