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Use Of Heavier Drinking Contexts Among Heterosexuals, Homosexuals And Bisexuals: Results From A National Household Probability Survey., K Trocki, Laurie A. Drabble, L T. Midanik Dec 2004

Use Of Heavier Drinking Contexts Among Heterosexuals, Homosexuals And Bisexuals: Results From A National Household Probability Survey., K Trocki, Laurie A. Drabble, L T. Midanik

Laurie A. Drabble

Objective: Extensive use of specific social contexts (bars and parties, for instance) by homosexuals and bisexuals is thought to be a factor in the higher rates of drinking among these groups. However, much of the empirical evidence behind these assumptions has been based on studies with methodological or sampling shortcomings. This article examines the epidemiological patterns of alcohol contexts in relation to sexual identity, using a large, national, probability population survey. Method: We used the 2000 National Alcohol Survey for these analyses. The prevalence of spending leisure time in each of two social contexts (bars and parties) that are associated ...


Reports Of Alcohol Consumption And Alcohol-Related Problems Among Homosexual, Bisexual And Heterosexual Respondents: Results From The 2000 National Alcohol Survey., Laurie A. Drabble, L T. Midanik, K Trocki Dec 2004

Reports Of Alcohol Consumption And Alcohol-Related Problems Among Homosexual, Bisexual And Heterosexual Respondents: Results From The 2000 National Alcohol Survey., Laurie A. Drabble, L T. Midanik, K Trocki

Laurie A. Drabble

Objective: Few population-based studies have explored differences in alcohol consumption by sexual orientation. This study examined the prevalence of abstinence, drinking, heavier drinking, alcohol-related problems, alcohol dependence and help-seeking among homosexual and bisexual women and men compared with heterosexuals. Method: Data are from the 2000 National Alcohol Survey, a national population-based survey of adults (N = 7,612), a Random Digit Dialing telephone survey of all 50 states of the United States and Washington, DC. Four categories of sexual orientation were created using questions on both sexual orientation self-identification and behavior: homosexual identified, bisexual identified, heterosexual identified with same sex partners ...