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ERIC Number: EJ785418
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1087-3244
Drink Specials and the Intoxication Levels of Patrons Exiting College Bars
Thombs, Dennis L.; Dodd, Virginia; Porkorny, Steven B.; Omli, Morrow R.; O'Mara, Ryan; Webb, Monica C.; Lacaci, Diana M.; Werch, Chad
American Journal of Health Behavior, v32 n4 p411-419 Jul-Aug 2008
Objectives: To determine whether drink specials independently increase patrons' risk of achieving a high level of intoxication upon exiting drinking establishments. Methods: In a campus community, data were collected from exiting patrons (N=291) via sidewalk interviews and breath tests on 6 nights of 2 consecutive semesters. Results: A multivariate model revealed that taking advantage of a drink special was associated with a fourfold increase in risk of achieving a BAC [greater than or equal] 80 mg/dl. Conclusions: These findings are the first to document that the drink discounting practices of college bars can be linked to higher intoxication levels among exiting patrons.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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