Do alcohol consumption patterns of adolescents differ by beverage type?

Chudley Werch*, Edessa C. Jobli, Michele J. Moore, Carlo C. DiClemente, Heather S. Dore, C. Hendricks Brown

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The overall purpose of this study was to explore the alcohol consumption patterns of adolescents by beverage type. A total of 705 primarily 9th grade students were recruited to participate in this study in the spring of 2002. Alcoholic beverage use differed significantly across gender and ethnicity on a number of beverage-specific drinking measures, including initiation, quantity and frequency, binge drinking, chugging, and alcohol problems (p' s<.05). Stepwise discriminant analyses indicated that drug use and social beliefs were notably important in discriminating adolescent drinkers from non-drinkers of specific alcoholic beverages. This study's results indicate the need for testing interventions tailored to alcohol consumption patterns including beverage type.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-62
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2006


  • Adolescents
  • Alcohol beverage
  • Ethnicity
  • Gender
  • Prevention
  • Risk and protective factor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Education
  • Psychology(all)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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