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NCJ Number: 211446 Find in a Library
Title: Youth Drinking Rates and Problems: A Comparison of European Countries and the United States
Author(s): Joel Grube Ph.D.
Corporate Author: Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation
United States of America
Date Published: May 2005
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation
Beltsville, MD 20705-3102
Sale Source: Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents a comparative analysis of the drinking patterns of European and American youths.
Abstract: It has been a widely held assumption that American youth consume more alcohol and experience more alcohol-related problems than their European counterparts. This assumption is often used to promote the elimination of U.S. minimum drinking age laws or to promote programs that teach children to drink responsibly. Until recently, there was little empirical evidence available to compare the drinking patterns of American and European youth. Data from the 2003 European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs (ESPAD) and the 2003 United States Monitoring the Future Survey (MTF) are presented that show that European youth actually drink more and have more problematic drinking patterns than do their American counterparts. Findings are presented concerning the prevalence of youth drinking during the past 30 days, the prevalence of heavy drinking, and the prevalence of drinking to intoxication in the American and European samples. Figures, references
Main Term(s): Alcohol consumption analysis; Underage Drinking
Index Term(s): Comparative analysis; Europe; United States of America
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