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Pervasive Heavy Alcohol Use and Correlates of Increasing Levels of Binge Drinking among Men Who Have Sex with Men, San Francisco, 2011.
J Urban Health. 2015 Aug; 92(4):687-700.JU

Abstract

Heavy episodic drinking, "binge drinking", is highly prevalent among men who have sex with men (MSM) and is associated with sexual risk behaviors and HIV seroconversion in this population. We characterized the magnitude of binge drinking and explored correlates of increasing levels of binge drinking among MSM in San Francisco. In this study, 67% of MSM reported binge drinking in the prior year. The mean number of drinking days in the past month was 11.6. On average, we estimate that 2,699,372 drinks are consumed by MSM in San Francisco every month. Increasing levels of binge drinking was independently associated with younger age, modest income, being born in the United States, never accessing alcohol treatment and reporting unprotected insertive anal intercourse. Our findings underscore the need to target effective strategies to address heavy alcohol consumption and highlight the urgent need to develop novel interventions beyond traditional alcohol treatment settings among MSM.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Center for Public Health Research, San Francisco Department of Public Health, 25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 500, San Francisco, CA, 94102, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

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

Language

eng

PubMed ID

25895622

Citation

Santos, Glenn-Milo, et al. "Pervasive Heavy Alcohol Use and Correlates of Increasing Levels of Binge Drinking Among Men Who Have Sex With Men, San Francisco, 2011." Journal of Urban Health : Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, vol. 92, no. 4, 2015, pp. 687-700.
Santos GM, Jin H, Raymond HF. Pervasive Heavy Alcohol Use and Correlates of Increasing Levels of Binge Drinking among Men Who Have Sex with Men, San Francisco, 2011. J Urban Health. 2015;92(4):687-700.
Santos, G. M., Jin, H., & Raymond, H. F. (2015). Pervasive Heavy Alcohol Use and Correlates of Increasing Levels of Binge Drinking among Men Who Have Sex with Men, San Francisco, 2011. Journal of Urban Health : Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, 92(4), 687-700. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11524-015-9958-z
Santos GM, Jin H, Raymond HF. Pervasive Heavy Alcohol Use and Correlates of Increasing Levels of Binge Drinking Among Men Who Have Sex With Men, San Francisco, 2011. J Urban Health. 2015;92(4):687-700. PubMed PMID: 25895622.
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