An Exploratory Approach to Analyzing Alcohol Control Policy Opinions Held by Ontario Adults
AbstractTelephone interview data from a representative sample of 1,216 Ontario adults were analyzed using latent class analysis to determine whether distinct and homogeneous classes of individuals could be identified based on their responding patterns to 11 alcohol policy items. Five latent classes were identified and labeled as: dedicated liberalizers, moderate liberalizers, moderate controllers, dedicated controllers, and an ambivalent class. Multinomial regression analysis indicated that demographic and alcohol factors differentiated the classes. Those most opposed to alcohol controls, dedicated liberalizers, were more likely to be male, younger and heavier drinkers. Given their young age it is possible that further erosion of public support for alcohol controls may be expected.
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Ialomiteanu, A.R.; Giesbrecht, N.; Adlaf, E.M.; Irving, H.; Paglia-Boak, A.; Rehm, J. An Exploratory Approach to Analyzing Alcohol Control Policy Opinions Held by Ontario Adults. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7, 827-841.
Ialomiteanu AR, Giesbrecht N, Adlaf EM, Irving H, Paglia-Boak A, Rehm J. An Exploratory Approach to Analyzing Alcohol Control Policy Opinions Held by Ontario Adults. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2010; 7(3):827-841.Chicago/Turabian Style
Ialomiteanu, Anca R.; Giesbrecht, Norman; Adlaf, Edward M.; Irving, Hyacinth; Paglia-Boak, Angela; Rehm, Jürgen. 2010. "An Exploratory Approach to Analyzing Alcohol Control Policy Opinions Held by Ontario Adults." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 7, no. 3: 827-841.