Hazardous drinking and drinking patterns among the reindeer-herding Sami population in Sweden
2011 (English)In: Substance Use & Misuse, ISSN 1082-6084, E-ISSN 1532-2491, Vol. 46, no 10, 1318-1327 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The objective of this study was to investigate hazardous drinking among reindeer-herding Sami in Sweden. A cross-sectional questionnaire study was conducted in 2007, which included the Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test. A total of 319 reindeer-herding Sami were compared with urban and rural reference populations of 1,393 persons. Data were analyzed with regard to population, gender, age group, education, anxiety, depression, and work-related stress. The Sami population did not report a higher prevalence of hazardous drinking compared with the reference groups; however, subgroups of Sami men with symptoms of depression were revealed as at risk, in contrast to Sami women who were not found to be at risk at all. Limitations of the study are discussed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 46, no 10, 1318-1327 p.
alcohol, Sami, reindeer herder, Sweden
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-48522DOI: 10.3109/10826084.2011.577884PubMedID: 21615220OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-48522DiVA: diva2:450431