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NCJ Number: 229641 Find in a Library
Title: Disparities in Alcohol Treatment Utilization by Race and Type of Insurance
Journal: Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly  Volume:28  Issue:1  Dated:January-March 2010  Pages:2-16
Author(s): Jinhyun Kim, M.S.W.; Huiyun Xiang, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.; Marilyn W. Lewis, Ph.D.; Yan Yang, M.A.
Date Published: January 2010
Page Count: 15
Document: HTML (Publisher Site)
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study investigated factors affecting disparities in alcohol treatment utilization among White, African-American, and Latina women.
Abstract: Even though women are more likely to develop alcohol problems when drinking equivalent amounts as men, transition from regular drinking to intoxication within a shorter period of time, and develop serious problems faster, men are more likely to utilize alcohol treatment. Furthermore, little is known about factors contributing to treatment utilization by women. Data from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions, Wave 1, were examined to determine what predicted alcohol treatment utilization among women. Contrary to our hypothesis, having no insurance benefits predicted greater odds of utilizing alcohol treatment compared to having private insurance. Furthermore, the only diagnosis of alcohol-use problems that predicted treatment utilization was concurrent alcohol abuse and dependence. Criteria for alcohol abuse only or dependence only did not predict whether women sought alcohol treatment. Tables and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Alcohol abuse
Index Term(s): Alcoholics; Alcoholism; Alcoholism treatment programs; Females; Treatment; Treatment/Therapeutic Community; Voluntary treatment
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