Neighbourhood disadvantage and individual adversities in adolescence and total alcohol consumption up to mid-life: Results from the Northern Swedish Cohort
2015 (English)In: Health & place, ISSN 1873-2054, Vol. 33, 187-194 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This study tests if neighbourhood socioeconomic disadvantage and family social and material adversities during adolescence are independently related to total alcohol consumption from adolescence through to mid-life. Self-reports from the Northern Swedish Cohort (effective sample=950) at ages 16, 18, 21, 30 and 42 was combined with register data on the socioeconomic composition of neighbourhoods at age 16. Total volume of alcohol consumed between age 16-42 was estimated based on the five survey waves, and self-reported social and material adversities were computed as composite variables. Neighbourhood socioeconomic disadvantage at age 16 was associated with alcohol consumption age 16-42 for men but not for women. Social adversities at age 16 were associated with alcohol consumption age 16-42 for both women and men, but material adversity or parental class was not. In conclusion, neighbourhood socioeconomic disadvantage in adolescence has a significant relationship with later alcohol consumption among men, even independently from individual factors. On family level, social factors but not socioeconomic factors in adolescence independently predict later alcohol consumption.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 33, 187-194 p.
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-101829DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2015.03.005ISI: 000353346600023PubMedID: 25841093OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-101829DiVA: diva2:804460
FunderSwedish Research Council Formas, 259-2012-37