Tags

Type your tag names separated by a space and hit enter

Sexual identity differences in high-intensity binge drinking: findings from a US national sample.
Addiction. 2018 04; 113(4):749-758.A

Abstract

AIM

To estimate sexual identity differences in high-intensity binge drinking.

DESIGN AND SETTING

Cross-sectional US adult health survey from 2014 and 2015.

PARTICIPANTS

US adults aged 18 and older (n = 215 684; n = 203 562 heterosexual, n = 2784 lesbian/gay, n = 2892 bisexual, n = 686 'other' and n = 1947 don't know/unsure).

MEASUREMENTS

Self-reported past 30-day standard binge and high-intensity binge drinking. Standard binge drinking cut-off values were 4+/5+ drinks for women and men, respectively. High-intensity binge drinking was measured as two and three times the standard level (8+ and 12+ drinks for women and 10+ and 15+ drinks for men).

FINDINGS

Lesbian and bisexual women were more likely than heterosexual women to report consuming 4+ drinks (adjusted odds ratio [aOR] =1.57, confidence interval [CI] = 1.18, 2.09 and aOR = 1.83, CI = 1.45, 2.30 for lesbian and bisexual women, respectively); 8+ drinks (aOR = 3.86, CI = 2.39, 6.24, aOR = 2.07, CI = 1.39, 3.07); and 12+ drinks (aOR = 3.81, CI = 1.77, 8.19, aOR = 2.54, CI = 1.25, 5.14) on a single occasion in the past 30 days. Generally, gay and bisexual men were no more likely than heterosexual men to report standard or high-intensity binge drinking. However, bisexual men were more likely than heterosexual men to consume 15+ drinks (aOR = 1.76, 95% CI = 1.01, 3.06). Rates of standard and high-intensity binge drinking were similar between heterosexual and unsure men and women. Men and women who indicated 'other' sexual identities were generally less likely than heterosexuals to report standard and high-intensity binge drinking, with the exception of 4+ drinks for women and 10+ drinks for men.

CONCLUSIONS

In the United States, sexual minority women are more likely, and sexual minority men are equally likely, to drink at standard and high-intensity binge drinking levels as their heterosexual counterparts.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Population Research Center, Human Development and Family Sciences, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA.School of Nursing, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA.Population Research Center, Human Development and Family Sciences, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

Language

eng

PubMed ID

28940778

Citation

Fish, Jessica N., et al. "Sexual Identity Differences in High-intensity Binge Drinking: Findings From a US National Sample." Addiction (Abingdon, England), vol. 113, no. 4, 2018, pp. 749-758.
Fish JN, Hughes TL, Russell ST. Sexual identity differences in high-intensity binge drinking: findings from a US national sample. Addiction. 2018;113(4):749-758.
Fish, J. N., Hughes, T. L., & Russell, S. T. (2018). Sexual identity differences in high-intensity binge drinking: findings from a US national sample. Addiction (Abingdon, England), 113(4), 749-758. https://doi.org/10.1111/add.14041
Fish JN, Hughes TL, Russell ST. Sexual Identity Differences in High-intensity Binge Drinking: Findings From a US National Sample. Addiction. 2018;113(4):749-758. PubMed PMID: 28940778.
* Article titles in AMA citation format should be in sentence-case
TY - JOUR T1 - Sexual identity differences in high-intensity binge drinking: findings from a US national sample. AU - Fish,Jessica N, AU - Hughes,Tonda L, AU - Russell,Stephen T, Y1 - 2017/11/02/ PY - 2017/05/22/received PY - 2017/08/07/revised PY - 2017/09/15/accepted PY - 2017/9/25/pubmed PY - 2019/11/7/medline PY - 2017/9/24/entrez KW - Alcohol KW - Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey KW - LGB KW - health disparities KW - heavy episodic drinking KW - high-intensity binge drinking KW - sexual identity KW - sexual minorities KW - sexual minority SP - 749 EP - 758 JF - Addiction (Abingdon, England) JO - Addiction VL - 113 IS - 4 N2 - AIM: To estimate sexual identity differences in high-intensity binge drinking. DESIGN AND SETTING: Cross-sectional US adult health survey from 2014 and 2015. PARTICIPANTS: US adults aged 18 and older (n = 215 684; n = 203 562 heterosexual, n = 2784 lesbian/gay, n = 2892 bisexual, n = 686 'other' and n = 1947 don't know/unsure). MEASUREMENTS: Self-reported past 30-day standard binge and high-intensity binge drinking. Standard binge drinking cut-off values were 4+/5+ drinks for women and men, respectively. High-intensity binge drinking was measured as two and three times the standard level (8+ and 12+ drinks for women and 10+ and 15+ drinks for men). FINDINGS: Lesbian and bisexual women were more likely than heterosexual women to report consuming 4+ drinks (adjusted odds ratio [aOR] =1.57, confidence interval [CI] = 1.18, 2.09 and aOR = 1.83, CI = 1.45, 2.30 for lesbian and bisexual women, respectively); 8+ drinks (aOR = 3.86, CI = 2.39, 6.24, aOR = 2.07, CI = 1.39, 3.07); and 12+ drinks (aOR = 3.81, CI = 1.77, 8.19, aOR = 2.54, CI = 1.25, 5.14) on a single occasion in the past 30 days. Generally, gay and bisexual men were no more likely than heterosexual men to report standard or high-intensity binge drinking. However, bisexual men were more likely than heterosexual men to consume 15+ drinks (aOR = 1.76, 95% CI = 1.01, 3.06). Rates of standard and high-intensity binge drinking were similar between heterosexual and unsure men and women. Men and women who indicated 'other' sexual identities were generally less likely than heterosexuals to report standard and high-intensity binge drinking, with the exception of 4+ drinks for women and 10+ drinks for men. CONCLUSIONS: In the United States, sexual minority women are more likely, and sexual minority men are equally likely, to drink at standard and high-intensity binge drinking levels as their heterosexual counterparts. SN - 1360-0443 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/28940778/Sexual_identity_differences_in_high_intensity_binge_drinking:_findings_from_a_US_national_sample_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/add.14041 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -