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Female drinking from young adolescence to middle age: a prospective longitudinal study
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2013 (English)In: Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, ISSN 1067-828X, E-ISSN 1547-0652, Vol. 22, no 4, 269-283 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study aimed at describing female drinking from young adolescence to middle age in a female Swedish community cohort (N = 238). Different aspects of alcohol habits were assessed at the ages of 14, 27, and 43, and the analyses focused on stability and change over this time. The results showed that large variations in alcohol habits over the life course were normally occurring phenomena. Furthermore, advanced drinking habits were neither necessary nor sufficient for developing heavy drinking or alcohol-related symptoms in adult age. The developmental patterns found in this study resembled the developmental patterns earlier described in male cohorts.

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Routledge, 2013. Vol. 22, no 4, 269-283 p.
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adolescence, alcohol, female drinking, longitudinal
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Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-78941DOI: 10.1080/1067828X.2012.747879ISI: 000320690700001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-78941DiVA: diva2:638292
Available from: 2013-07-29 Created: 2013-07-29 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved

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