ERIC Number: ED266351
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Status Variations in Alcohol Use among Young Adults: Results from the 1984 National Longitudinal Surveys of Youth.
Crowley, Joan E.
This document gives descriptive results on alcohol use patterns among young adults from the 1984 National Longitudinal Survey of Labor Market of Youth, a survey of a large, nationally representative sample supplemented by samples of blacks, Hispanics, and economically disadvantaged non-black, non-Hispanic youth and covering the entire range of educational levels. Those results are then extended with multivariate analyses of alcohol use patterns as they are related to indicators of socioeconomic status. Age and trends in alcohol consumption are discussed with tables illustrating the number of days on which the respondents drank in the previous week, the total number of drinks consumed, and the average number of drinks per drinking day compared for the three survey years (1982-84). Drinking and social status and problem drinking are discussed and supporting data tables are included. A major portion of the report details the patterns of reported problems within the young adult population. Several issues are raised in the conclusion of this document. It is noted that: (1) quantity and frequency should be distinguished in the interpretation of results; (2) blacks have a higher prevalence of cirrhosis than do whites, although blacks reported less alcohol consumption; and (3) alcohol related problems are not merely a function of alcohol consumption. An appendix contains the alcohol use section of the survey instrument. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Human Resource Research.
Note: For related document, see CG 018 830.