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Alcohol Trajectories over Three Years in a Swedish Residence Hall Student Population
Clinical Alcohol Research, Entrance 108, UMAS, SE-205 02 Malmö, Sweden
Karolinska Institute, Department of Public Health Sciences and Stockholm Addiction Centre, SE179 14 Stockholm, Sweden
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Received: 8 January 2010; in revised form: 9 February 2010 / Accepted: 10 March 2010 / Published: 29 March 2010
Abstract: Although it is known that college students have a high alcohol consumption, less is known about the long-term drinking trajectories amongst college students and, in particular, students living in residence halls, known to be high-risk drinkers. Over four consecutive years, the drinking habits of 556 Swedish residence hall students were analyzed. The main instruments for measuring outcome were AUDIT (Alcohol Use Identification Disorders Test), SIP (Short Index of Problems) and eBAC (estimated Blood Alcohol Concentration). The drinking trajectories among Swedish residence hall students showed stable and decreasing drinking patterns, with age and gender being predictors of group membership.
Keywords: alcohol; college students; residence halls; long-term follow-up; social climate
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Ståhlbrandt, H.; Leifman, A.; Johnsson, K.O.; Berglund, M. Alcohol Trajectories over Three Years in a Swedish Residence Hall Student Population. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7, 1432-1447.
Ståhlbrandt H, Leifman A, Johnsson KO, Berglund M. Alcohol Trajectories over Three Years in a Swedish Residence Hall Student Population. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2010; 7(4):1432-1447.
Ståhlbrandt, Henriettae; Leifman, Anders; Johnsson, Kent O.; Berglund, Mats. 2010. "Alcohol Trajectories over Three Years in a Swedish Residence Hall Student Population." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 7, no. 4: 1432-1447.