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Beverage choice among native american and african american urban women.
Alcohol Clin Exp Res 2002; 26(2):218-22AC

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Little is known about beverage preference, especially among understudied urban minority populations. Also, most studies do not differentiate between beer and malt liquor or among wine, wine coolers, and fortified wine. This article examines whether ethnicity or drinking frequency are associated with beverage choice, considering six types of alcoholic beverages: beer, wine, spirits, malt liquor, fortified wine, and wine coolers.

METHODS

Data were analyzed from Native American (n = 70) and African American (n = 129) urban pregnant women who reported drinking in the 12 months before an index pregnancy. A small comparison group of white women (n = 22) was included. Women were queried about their consumption of each of six beverage types during the 12 months before pregnancy.

RESULTS

The alcoholic beverage most often used, adjusted for other beverages consumed, was beer, followed in order by spirits, wine coolers, malt liquor, wine, and fortified wine. The Native American women preferred beer, which accounted for one third of total intake. In contrast, malt liquor and spirits each accounted for approximately a quarter of intake among African Americans. Compared with other drinkers, women who drank daily were significantly more likely to choose the beer and wine products with a higher alcohol content. In general, these bivariate results were borne out by multivariate analyses that controlled for age, marital status, and education.

CONCLUSIONS

These findings suggest that when accuracy is desired, alcohol studies focusing on urban African American samples (and, to a lesser degree, Native American respondents) should consider not just beer, wine, and spirits consumption, but also stronger beer products, such as malt liquor; stronger wine products, such as fortified wine; and sweeter products, such as wine coolers.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Alcohol Research Group, Berkeley, California 94709-2176, USA.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

11964561

Citation

Graves, Karen, and Lee Ann Kaskutas. "Beverage Choice Among Native American and African American Urban Women." Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research, vol. 26, no. 2, 2002, pp. 218-22.
Graves K, Kaskutas LA. Beverage choice among native american and african american urban women. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2002;26(2):218-22.
Graves, K., & Kaskutas, L. A. (2002). Beverage choice among native american and african american urban women. Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research, 26(2), pp. 218-22.
Graves K, Kaskutas LA. Beverage Choice Among Native American and African American Urban Women. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2002;26(2):218-22. PubMed PMID: 11964561.
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