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Resources by Topic: Alcohol use

Extreme Binge Drinking Among 12th-Grade Students in the U.S.: Prevalence and Predictors
Analyzes the frequency and predictors of binge drinking and extreme binge drinking by 12th graders in rural and urban areas of the U.S.
Author(s): Megan E. Patrick, John E. Schulenberg, Meghan E. Martz, et al.
Citation: JAMA Pediatrics, 167(11), 1019-25
Date: 11/2013
Type: Document
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Usefulness of a Survey on Underage Drinking in a Rural American Indian Community Health Clinic
Discusses how a survey of predominantly American Indian/Alaska Native youth on underage drinking can be helpful to a community health center when developing education and prevention efforts.
Author(s): David A. Gilder, Juan A. Luna, Jennifer Roberts, et al.
Citation: American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research Journal, 20(2), 1-26
Date: 10/2013
Type: Document
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Rural-Urban Differences in Health Behaviors and Implications for Health Status Among U.S. Cancer Survivors
Examines health behavior differences among rural and urban cancer survivors in the U.S. Determines associations between self-reported health status and health-related unemployment and associations between health behaviors and health status. Includes rural versus urban information on marital status, race/ethnicity, education, cancer type, health insurance, employment, BMI, smoking habits, alcohol use, and physical activity.
Author(s): Kathryn E. Weaver, Nynikka Palmer, Lingyi Lu, L. Douglas Case, Ann M. Geiger
Citation: Cancer Causes and Control, 24(8), 1481-1490
Date: 08/2013
Type: Document
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Cost-Effectiveness of the Strong African American Families - Teen Program: 1-Year Follow-Up
A study to determine the cost-effectiveness of the Strong African American Families – Teen Program (SAAF-T) in the prevention of alcohol use and binge drinking by rural African American youth.
Author(s): Justin B. Ingels, Phaedra S. Corso, Steve M. Kogan, Gene H. Brody
Citation: Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 133(2), 556-561
Date: 08/2013
Type: Document
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Stimulant Use Trajectories and the Longitudinal Risk of Heavy Drinking: Findings From a Rural Population-Based Study
Examines the longitudinal relationships between heavy drinking days and dormant sequences of powder cocaine, crack cocaine, and methamphetamine use among rural residents. Study participants were located in rural communities in Ohio, Arkansas, and Kentucky.
Author(s): Tyrone F. Borders, Brenda M. Booth
Citation: Addictive Behaviors, 37(3), 269-272
Date: 03/2012
Type: Document
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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. Controls for a broad range of key risk and protective factors and compares rural/urban differences.
Additional links: Policy Brief
Author(s): John A. Gale, Jennifer D. Lenardson, David Lambert, David Hartley
Date: 03/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maine Rural Health Research Center
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Chronic Disease Risk Factors Among American Indian/Alaska Native Women of Reproductive Age
Discusses prevalence of chronic conditions and risk factors among a nationally representative sample of American Indian/Alaska Native women aged 18-44 years and makes comparisons with white women. Includes statistical breakdowns by weight status, physical activity level, cigarette use, and insurance coverage.
Author(s): Pamela Amparo, Sherry L. Farr, Patricia M. Dietz
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 8(6)
Date: 11/2011
Type: Document
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Results from the 2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Summary of National Findings
Presents results of the 2010 survey on the use of illicit drugs, alcohol, and tobacco in the civilian, noninstitutionalized population of youth and adults. Statistics are available according to region and by county geographic type (metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas).
Date: 09/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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Afternoons ROCK for Indiana Teenagers
Highlights the ROCK after-school program in communities throughout Indiana. The program teaches youth about social and media influences, conflict resolution and refusal/resistance skills, gang and violence prevention, avoidance of gambling, and structuring their leisure time to be free of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 08/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Risks to Health Among American Indian/Alaska Native High School Students in the United States
Examines leading health risks among nationally representative sample of American Indian/Alaska Native high school students and compares rates to other racial/ethnic groups. Includes statistical breakdowns by frequency of cigarette and alcohol use, weight status, physical activity level, television and computer use, and healthy food intake.
Author(s): Sherry Everett Jones, Khadija Anderson, Richard Lowry, Holly Conner
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 8(4)
Date: 07/2011
Type: Document
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