Alkoholpolitik und Volksgesundheit

Increase In Drinking Trends For Whites, Blacks And Hispanics

Dienstag 27. Juli 2010 von htm

Given that Whites are the majority population in the United States, drinking trends for this group tend to determine overall trends in drinking for the country and simultaneously minimize trends and possible risks among Black and Hispanic populations. A study of trends in drinking patterns and amounts drank among Whites, Blacks, and Hispanics from 1992 to 2002 has found a rise in the proportion of drinkers across all three ethnic groups and both genders. (Source: Medical News Today, 7/21/10)

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Study: Blacks Drink Less, But More Likely to Use Illicit Drugs

Freitag 26. Februar 2010 von htm

African-Americans are less likely to drink alcohol than other adults — and have lower rates of binge drinking — but their rate of illicit-drug use is higher, according to a new report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). (Source: Join Together, 2/25/10)

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New Study in California Shows Disparities in Alcohol Harm

Donnerstag 28. Januar 2010 von htm

In a new published study on alcohol harm in California, Marin Institute researchers found that Hispanics are more likely to die in alcohol-related homicides than non-Hispanics. Also, while Blacks and Whites experience similar numbers of traffic fatalities, the alcohol-related homicide rate for Blacks was five times higher than for Whites. This is disturbing because it’s similar to data from 20 years ago, indicating that not much progress has been made in reducing racial disparities from alcohol harm. (Source: Marin Institute, 1/22/10)

Kategorie: Allgemein, Driving under the Influence, Global, Research, Statistics, Violence and crimes | Keine Kommentare »

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