Risk factors associated with alcohol abuse in college students

Roderick Macdonald, Michael F. Fleming*, Kristen L. Barry

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Abstract A survey of 989 college students was conducted to investigate risk factors-gender, family history of alcohol abuse, family history of depression and mental illness, childhood hyperac-tivity, and antisocial personality-associated with alcohol abuse. Two hundred ninety-four subjects (29% completing the alcohol subscale of the Diagnostic Interview Schedule met lifetime DSM-III criteria for alcohol abuse. Utilizing a loglinear model, expression of childhood and early adolescent deviant behavior, family history of depression, and gender were shown to be significantly associated with alcohol abuse among students.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)439-449
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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