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Alcohol disorders among Asian Americans: associations with unfair treatment, racial/ethnic discrimination, and ethnic identification (the national Latino and Asian Americans study, 2002-2003).
J Epidemiol Community Health. 2008 Nov; 62(11):973-9.JE

Abstract

STUDY OBJECTIVE

To examine history of alcohol abuse/dependence disorder in relation to unfair treatment, racial/ethnic discrimination, and ethnic identification among Asian Americans.

DESIGN

Weighted multivariate analyses of cross-sectional national survey data predicting lifetime history of alcohol abuse/dependence disorders.

SETTING

USA, Asian Americans.

PARTICIPANTS

2007 Asian American adults recruited to the National Latino and Asian American Study (NLAAS; 2002-2003).

RESULTS

Controlling for sociodemographic characteristics, Asian Americans who reported experiencing unfair treatment had higher odds of history of alcohol abuse/dependence disorder (OR 5.26, 95% CI 1.90 to 14.56). Participants who reported high levels of ethnic identification had lower odds of history of alcohol abuse/dependence disorders (OR 0.46, 95% CI 0.23 to 0.90). Ethnic identification moderated the influence of racial/ethnic discrimination (p = 0.097). Among participants with low levels of ethnic identification, racial/ethnic discrimination was associated with greater odds of having a history of alcohol disorder compared with those with high levels of ethnic identification.

CONCLUSIONS

Social hazards such as unfair treatment and racial/ethnic discrimination should be considered in the development of programmes addressing alcohol disorders among Asian Americans. Interventions that promote ethnic identification in this population may be particularly relevant in mitigating the negative influence of racial/ethnic discrimination on alcohol disorders.

Authors+Show Affiliations

University of California, San Francisco, Center for Health and Community, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA. dhchae@post.harvard.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18854501

Citation

Chae, D H., et al. "Alcohol Disorders Among Asian Americans: Associations With Unfair Treatment, Racial/ethnic Discrimination, and Ethnic Identification (the National Latino and Asian Americans Study, 2002-2003)." Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, vol. 62, no. 11, 2008, pp. 973-9.
Chae DH, Takeuchi DT, Barbeau EM, et al. Alcohol disorders among Asian Americans: associations with unfair treatment, racial/ethnic discrimination, and ethnic identification (the national Latino and Asian Americans study, 2002-2003). J Epidemiol Community Health. 2008;62(11):973-9.
Chae, D. H., Takeuchi, D. T., Barbeau, E. M., Bennett, G. G., Lindsey, J. C., Stoddard, A. M., & Krieger, N. (2008). Alcohol disorders among Asian Americans: associations with unfair treatment, racial/ethnic discrimination, and ethnic identification (the national Latino and Asian Americans study, 2002-2003). Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 62(11), 973-9. https://doi.org/10.1136/jech.2007.066811
Chae DH, et al. Alcohol Disorders Among Asian Americans: Associations With Unfair Treatment, Racial/ethnic Discrimination, and Ethnic Identification (the National Latino and Asian Americans Study, 2002-2003). J Epidemiol Community Health. 2008;62(11):973-9. PubMed PMID: 18854501.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Alcohol disorders among Asian Americans: associations with unfair treatment, racial/ethnic discrimination, and ethnic identification (the national Latino and Asian Americans study, 2002-2003). AU - Chae,D H, AU - Takeuchi,D T, AU - Barbeau,E M, AU - Bennett,G G, AU - Lindsey,J C, AU - Stoddard,A M, AU - Krieger,N, PY - 2008/10/16/pubmed PY - 2009/3/12/medline PY - 2008/10/16/entrez SP - 973 EP - 9 JF - Journal of epidemiology and community health JO - J Epidemiol Community Health VL - 62 IS - 11 N2 - STUDY OBJECTIVE: To examine history of alcohol abuse/dependence disorder in relation to unfair treatment, racial/ethnic discrimination, and ethnic identification among Asian Americans. DESIGN: Weighted multivariate analyses of cross-sectional national survey data predicting lifetime history of alcohol abuse/dependence disorders. SETTING: USA, Asian Americans. PARTICIPANTS: 2007 Asian American adults recruited to the National Latino and Asian American Study (NLAAS; 2002-2003). RESULTS: Controlling for sociodemographic characteristics, Asian Americans who reported experiencing unfair treatment had higher odds of history of alcohol abuse/dependence disorder (OR 5.26, 95% CI 1.90 to 14.56). Participants who reported high levels of ethnic identification had lower odds of history of alcohol abuse/dependence disorders (OR 0.46, 95% CI 0.23 to 0.90). Ethnic identification moderated the influence of racial/ethnic discrimination (p = 0.097). Among participants with low levels of ethnic identification, racial/ethnic discrimination was associated with greater odds of having a history of alcohol disorder compared with those with high levels of ethnic identification. CONCLUSIONS: Social hazards such as unfair treatment and racial/ethnic discrimination should be considered in the development of programmes addressing alcohol disorders among Asian Americans. Interventions that promote ethnic identification in this population may be particularly relevant in mitigating the negative influence of racial/ethnic discrimination on alcohol disorders. SN - 1470-2738 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18854501/Alcohol_disorders_among_Asian_Americans:_associations_with_unfair_treatment_racial/ethnic_discrimination_and_ethnic_identification__the_national_Latino_and_Asian_Americans_study_2002_2003__ L2 - https://jech.bmj.com/lookup/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=18854501 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -