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Home drinking in women over 30 years of age: Findings from an internet survey in England

Home drinking in women over 30 years of age: Findings from an internet survey in England

Canfield, Martha, Foster, John H. ORCID: 0000-0002-7662-8203 and Chandler, Valerie (2020) Home drinking in women over 30 years of age: Findings from an internet survey in England. Journal of Substance Use, 26 (4). pp. 376-382. ISSN 1465-9891 (Print), 1475-9942 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/14659891.2020.1838638)

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Abstract

There has been a significant shift away from drinking in pubs and bars towards greater alcohol consumption at home. This study investigates the factors associated with hazardous drinking among women who drink at home. A web-based survey of women >30 years (N=411) were recruited from a university staff address book and web sites such as Mumsnet. Sociodemographic characteristics, alcohol consumption (AUDIT), purchasing patterns, and motivations for home drinking (HDAS) were assessed. A cut-off AUDIT score of ≥ 6 was used to defined hazardous drinking (HD). Logistic regression analysis determined factors associated with hazardous drinking. Nearly two thirds of the sample (65.7%) of the sample reported HD. Factors identified with HD included drinking at home everyday, purchasing alcohol as part of weekly shopping and preferring to drink at home. These factors could be used to develop approaches to encourage women to reflect on their alcohol use behaviours.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: women, hazardous drinking, home drinking, survey, factors
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Department of Family Care & Mental Health
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2021 15:34
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
Selected for REF2021: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/30018

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