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[Onset of alcohol consumption in 7-18-year-old children and adolescents].
Ugeskr Laeger 2009; 171(46):3345-9UL

Abstract

INTRODUCTION

Early onset of alcohol consumption contributes to increased risk of subsequent heavy alcohol use, alcohol dependence and alcohol-related problems. The objective of this study was to examine the onset of alcohol consumption in a group of Danish children.

METHODS

The study was part of an asthma study and was based on face-to-face interviews with 480 randomly chosen children and adolescents between seven and 18 years of age. Questionnaires were sent to their parents. Onset of alcohol was defined as consumption of at least one unit of alcohol.

RESULTS

Age at onset of alcohol consumption was 13.4 years for boys and 13.9 years for girls (p = 0.020). There was a significant association between age at onset and smoking of the adolescent (hazard ratio 2.19; 95% confidence interval (CI 1.16-4.12, p = 0.015) and maternal smoking during pregnancy (hazard ratio 2.23; 95% CI 1.31-3.78, p = 0.003). We found no association between early onset of alcohol consumption and parents' smoking, drinking, socioeconomic or marital status.

CONCLUSION

Further knowledge is needed to clarify the factors associated with early onset of alcohol consumption among Danish adolescents.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Bispebjerg Hospital, Lungemedicinsk Forskningsenhed, Denmark. mariekwa@yahoo.dkNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

English Abstract
Journal Article

Language

dan

PubMed ID

19925739

Citation

Wium-Andersen, Marie Kim, et al. "[Onset of Alcohol Consumption in 7-18-year-old Children and Adolescents]." Ugeskrift for Laeger, vol. 171, no. 46, 2009, pp. 3345-9.
Wium-Andersen MK, Wium-Andersen IK, Becker U, et al. [Onset of alcohol consumption in 7-18-year-old children and adolescents]. Ugeskr Laeg. 2009;171(46):3345-9.
Wium-Andersen, M. K., Wium-Andersen, I. K., Becker, U., & Thomsen, S. F. (2009). [Onset of alcohol consumption in 7-18-year-old children and adolescents]. Ugeskrift for Laeger, 171(46), pp. 3345-9.
Wium-Andersen MK, et al. [Onset of Alcohol Consumption in 7-18-year-old Children and Adolescents]. Ugeskr Laeg. 2009 Nov 9;171(46):3345-9. PubMed PMID: 19925739.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Onset of alcohol consumption in 7-18-year-old children and adolescents]. AU - Wium-Andersen,Marie Kim, AU - Wium-Andersen,Ida Kim, AU - Becker,Ulrik, AU - Thomsen,Simon Francis, PY - 2009/11/21/entrez PY - 2009/11/21/pubmed PY - 2009/12/16/medline SP - 3345 EP - 9 JF - Ugeskrift for laeger JO - Ugeskr. Laeg. VL - 171 IS - 46 N2 - INTRODUCTION: Early onset of alcohol consumption contributes to increased risk of subsequent heavy alcohol use, alcohol dependence and alcohol-related problems. The objective of this study was to examine the onset of alcohol consumption in a group of Danish children. METHODS: The study was part of an asthma study and was based on face-to-face interviews with 480 randomly chosen children and adolescents between seven and 18 years of age. Questionnaires were sent to their parents. Onset of alcohol was defined as consumption of at least one unit of alcohol. RESULTS: Age at onset of alcohol consumption was 13.4 years for boys and 13.9 years for girls (p = 0.020). There was a significant association between age at onset and smoking of the adolescent (hazard ratio 2.19; 95% confidence interval (CI 1.16-4.12, p = 0.015) and maternal smoking during pregnancy (hazard ratio 2.23; 95% CI 1.31-3.78, p = 0.003). We found no association between early onset of alcohol consumption and parents' smoking, drinking, socioeconomic or marital status. CONCLUSION: Further knowledge is needed to clarify the factors associated with early onset of alcohol consumption among Danish adolescents. SN - 1603-6824 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19925739/[Onset_of_alcohol_consumption_in_7_18_year_old_children_and_adolescents]_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/alcohol.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -