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The relationship between alcohol supply source and young people's risky drinking and alcohol-related problem behaviours in Victoria, Australia.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To determine whether source of alcohol supply is related to adolescent underage drinkers' reports of risky drinking and alcohol-related problem behaviours.

METHODS

In 2003/04, a cross-sectional survey of 2,644 16-17 year-olds were recruited from Victorian households and surveyed by phone as part of the Victorian Youth Alcohol and Drug Survey. The results were analysed to determine whether alcohol supply source was associated with weekly or more frequent risky single occasion drinking (RSOD) and reports of alcohol-related problem behaviours.

RESULTS

Around 20% (524/2,644) of the sample reported weekly RSOD and 34% (904/2,644) of the sample reported engaging in at least one alcohol-related problem behaviour. These outcomes were associated with reported usual source of alcohol supply, with reports of alcohol sources in addition to parents alone more than twice as likely to be accompanied by reports of RSOD (OR=2.53, 95%CI=1.85-3.46) and/or problem behaviours (OR=2.16, 95%CI=1.64-2.84), compared to when adolescents reported parents as their sole source of alcohol. Reports of alcohol supply only from sources other than parents were similarly more than twice as likely to be accompanied by reports of RSOD (OR=2.27, 95% CI=1.74-2.95) and/or problem behaviours (OR=2.27, 95%CI=1.82-2.82) compared to compared to parental supply alone.

CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS

The rate at which older adolescents report RSOD and alcohol-related problem behaviour is increased when they obtain alcohol from sources other than their parents. Parents need to be equipped with strategies for managing the supply of alcohol to adolescents.

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    Burnet Institute, Victoria. pauld@burnet.edu.au

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    MeSH

    Adolescent
    Adolescent Behavior
    Alcohol Drinking
    Alcohol-Related Disorders
    Alcoholic Beverages
    Cross-Sectional Studies
    Female
    Humans
    Male
    Parents
    Risk Factors
    Risk-Taking
    Social Environment
    Socioeconomic Factors
    Victoria

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    20649775

    Citation

    Dietze, Paul M., and Michael Livingston. "The Relationship Between Alcohol Supply Source and Young People's Risky Drinking and Alcohol-related Problem Behaviours in Victoria, Australia." Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, vol. 34, no. 4, 2010, pp. 364-7.
    Dietze PM, Livingston M. The relationship between alcohol supply source and young people's risky drinking and alcohol-related problem behaviours in Victoria, Australia. Aust N Z J Public Health. 2010;34(4):364-7.
    Dietze, P. M., & Livingston, M. (2010). The relationship between alcohol supply source and young people's risky drinking and alcohol-related problem behaviours in Victoria, Australia. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 34(4), pp. 364-7. doi:10.1111/j.1753-6405.2010.00567.x.
    Dietze PM, Livingston M. The Relationship Between Alcohol Supply Source and Young People's Risky Drinking and Alcohol-related Problem Behaviours in Victoria, Australia. Aust N Z J Public Health. 2010;34(4):364-7. PubMed PMID: 20649775.
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    TY - JOUR T1 - The relationship between alcohol supply source and young people's risky drinking and alcohol-related problem behaviours in Victoria, Australia. AU - Dietze,Paul M, AU - Livingston,Michael, PY - 2010/7/24/entrez PY - 2010/7/24/pubmed PY - 2010/9/16/medline SP - 364 EP - 7 JF - Australian and New Zealand journal of public health JO - Aust N Z J Public Health VL - 34 IS - 4 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To determine whether source of alcohol supply is related to adolescent underage drinkers' reports of risky drinking and alcohol-related problem behaviours. METHODS: In 2003/04, a cross-sectional survey of 2,644 16-17 year-olds were recruited from Victorian households and surveyed by phone as part of the Victorian Youth Alcohol and Drug Survey. The results were analysed to determine whether alcohol supply source was associated with weekly or more frequent risky single occasion drinking (RSOD) and reports of alcohol-related problem behaviours. RESULTS: Around 20% (524/2,644) of the sample reported weekly RSOD and 34% (904/2,644) of the sample reported engaging in at least one alcohol-related problem behaviour. These outcomes were associated with reported usual source of alcohol supply, with reports of alcohol sources in addition to parents alone more than twice as likely to be accompanied by reports of RSOD (OR=2.53, 95%CI=1.85-3.46) and/or problem behaviours (OR=2.16, 95%CI=1.64-2.84), compared to when adolescents reported parents as their sole source of alcohol. Reports of alcohol supply only from sources other than parents were similarly more than twice as likely to be accompanied by reports of RSOD (OR=2.27, 95% CI=1.74-2.95) and/or problem behaviours (OR=2.27, 95%CI=1.82-2.82) compared to compared to parental supply alone. CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS: The rate at which older adolescents report RSOD and alcohol-related problem behaviour is increased when they obtain alcohol from sources other than their parents. Parents need to be equipped with strategies for managing the supply of alcohol to adolescents. SN - 1753-6405 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20649775/The_relationship_between_alcohol_supply_source_and_young_people's_risky_drinking_and_alcohol_related_problem_behaviours_in_Victoria_Australia_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1753-6405.2010.00567.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -