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NCJ Number: 126384 Find in a Library
Title: Young Adult Heavy Drinker: Toward Profiling the Young Adult Problem Drinker Driver
Author(s): J Yu; W R Williford
Corporate Author: New York State
Division of Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 2
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Type: Research (Theoretical)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This research note presents a study of criteria identifying the young adult heavy drinker on the basis of drinking behavior and driving patterns.
Abstract: It uses data from the 1986 New York State Youth Alcohol Survey quantified to a drinking frequency-quantity index to perform this study. For both a heavy drinker and light drinker, drinking behavior is characterized in terms of frequency and quantity, types of drinks, weekend night drinking, and location of weekend night drinking. Driving patterns are distinguished according to days of driving per month, weekend night driving, and driving under the influence. In comparison to counterparts, the drinking behavior of the heavy drinker consists of high frequency and quantity of drinking beer and liquor. Also, the heavy drinker driver is prone to drive under the influence on weekends as well as during the week. 2 notes and 1 table
Main Term(s): Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
Index Term(s): Alcoholic beverage consumption; New York; Young Adults (18-24)
Note: Problem-Drinker Driver Project, Research Note 89-7
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