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NCJ Number: 229934 Find in a Library
Title: Initiation of Alcohol Use Among Urban American Indian Youth: A Discrete Time Hazards Model
Journal: Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse  Volume:8  Issue:4  Dated:October-December 2009  Pages:359-377
Author(s): Linda R. Stanley; Fred Beauvais; Patricia Silk Walker; R. Dale Walker
Date Published: December 2009
Page Count: 19
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Health and Human Services
Rockville, MD 20892-9304
Grant Number: RAA015404A; R01AA07103
Document: TEXT
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study focused on the alcohol use of urban Indian youth.
Abstract: This study uses data collected over 8 time periods to examine time-varying and time-invariant predictors of alcohol initiation among urban American Indian youth, an understudied population. Similar socialization risk and protective factors were found to be related to initiation as other American youth. However, a nuclear family was not found to be protective against initiating alcohol use and living with a father only and having an alcoholic father significantly increased initiation odds. In general, these urban Indian youth are much like other American youth in their initiation of alcohol use, although they may initiate alcohol use at slightly lower rates. Figures, tables, and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Underage Drinking
Index Term(s): American Indians; Children of alcoholics; Comparative analysis; Juvenile delinquent family relations; Longitudinal studies; Parental influence; Urban area studies
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