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ERIC Number: EJ918873
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-0973-1342
Association between Parental and Offspring's Alcohol Use--Population Data from India
Chopra, Anita; Dhawan, Anju; Sethi, Hem; Mohan, Devinder
Journal of Indian Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, v4 n2 p38-43 2008
Aim: Authors investigated the association between alcohol use of parents and offspring in data derived from a district based household survey on drug abuse. Methods: Data on 4411 fathers paired with 6884 offspring were available. Alcohol use disorders were diagnosed based on DSM-III-R criteria. Analyses was conducted to contrast 1979 offspring of alcohol using fathers (AU+ [n=1246]) with 4885 offspring of non alcohol using fathers (AU-[n=3170]). Results: 10% of offspring of AU+ fathers used alcohol compared to 3.7%offspring of AU- fathers. The offspring of AU+ fathers had higher odds for alcohol use (OR= 2.9, 95% CI=2.4 -3.6) and tobacco use (OR= 1.5, 95% CI=1.3-1.8) (past 30 days) compared to offspring of AU- fathers. Offspring of AU+ fathers were significantly younger and less educated than offspring of AU- fathers. Conclusions: Offspring of alcohol using fathers are a risk group for alcohol use. There is a need for interventions that address parent alcohol use to mitigate the risk for alcohol use in male offspring. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India