Adolescent Alcohol Use: Do Risk and Protective Factors Explain Rural-Urban Differences?
Examines alcohol use among rural and urban adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17. After controlling for a broad range of key risk and protective factors, it is clear that an unexplained rural effect persists with rural adolescents still exhibiting higher alcohol use than their urban counterparts.
John A. Gale, Jennifer D. Lenardson, David Lambert, David Hartley
Maine Rural Health Research Center
Alcohol use · Children and youth · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data