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NCJ Number: 244266 Find in a Library
Title: Underage Drinking Among Asian American and Pacific Islander Adolescents
Journal: Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse  Volume:12  Issue:3  Dated:July-September 2013  Pages:259-277
Author(s): Stephanie T. Nishimura; Earl S. Hishinuma; Deborah Goebert
Date Published: September 2013
Page Count: 19
Sponsoring Agency: Ctr's for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Atlanta, GA 30333
National Ctr on Minority Health and Health Disparities
Bethesda, MD 20892-5465
Queen's Medical Center
Honolulu, HI 96813
US Dept of Health and Human Services
Rockville, MD 20892-9304
Grant Number: 5U1AA014289; R49/CCR918619-05; 1 U49/CE000749-01
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined adolescent alcohol use at two high schools located on the island of O'ahu, HI.
Abstract: This study assessed the prevalence of alcohol abuse and dependence rates among four major ethnic groups of Hawai‘i and examined the relationship among risk factors, protective factors, and demographic variables related to underage drinking. A total of 196 students were administered the Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children, the American Drug and Alcohol Survey, and the Prevention Planning Survey. Drinking rates for Native Hawaiian students were significantly higher than those for Japanese and Caucasian students. Multiple logistic regression models accounted for 49 percent of the variance for any alcohol use. Ethnic group differences were found when data were disaggregated for Asian and Pacific Islander students. Abstract published by arrangement with Taylor and Francis.
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Alcohol abuse; Asian Americans; Hawaii; High School; Middle Schools; Pacific Islands; Risk and Protective Factors; Students; Surveys
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