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Family Factors and Adolescent Problem Drinking in a High-Risk Urban Peruvian Neighborhood

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dc.contributor.author Pizarro, Katherine Wingert
dc.contributor.author Bustamante, Ines V.
dc.contributor.author Surkan, Pamela J.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-25T15:18:35Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-25T15:18:35Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://doi.org/10.1080/10826084.2016.1223137
dc.identifier.uri http://repositorio.upch.edu.pe/handle/upch/4655
dc.description.abstract BACKGROUND: Family relationships are widely recognized as playing a role in adolescent alcohol use. Although family relationships and parenting vary by culture, limited research has explored these relationships in Latin America. OBJECTIVES: We sought to determine which family factors are associated with adolescent alcohol use in Callao, Peru. METHODS: Data come from a cross-sectional survey conducted in a public secondary school in Callao, Peru in 2007. A total of 180 11th grade students are included in the analysis. Our main outcome measure was problem drinking, defined as self-report of having ever consumed beer, wine, spirits, or hard alcohol to a point of drunkenness. Logistic regression was used to determine if odds of problem drinking varied by level of parental monitoring (knowledge of activities and whereabouts), positive family relationships, or family conflict, while controlling for demographic and peer variables. RESULTS: Low levels of parental monitoring and low levels of positive family relationships were each associated with significantly higher odds of lifetime problem drinking in analyses adjusted for deviant peer affiliation along with sociodemographic variables (odds ratio (OR) = 4.2; 95% confidence interval (CI): 1.3-13.5; OR = 4.4; 95% CI: 1.5-13.0, respectively). Although family conflict was associated with elevated odds of lifetime problem drinking, this did not reach significance (adjusted OR = 2.01; 95% CI: 0.8-5.1). Conclusions/Importance: Interventions designed to prevent adolescent alcohol use in urban Peru may benefit from promoting positive family interactions and parental monitoring skills.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.es
dc.subject Peru
dc.subject Adolescent
dc.subject Female
dc.subject Humans
dc.subject Male
dc.subject Students
dc.subject Cross-Sectional Studies
dc.subject Urban Population
dc.subject Self Report
dc.subject Vulnerable Populations
dc.subject Parenting
dc.subject Peer Group
dc.subject Schools
dc.subject Peru
dc.subject Latin America
dc.subject Adolescent
dc.subject alcohol
dc.subject family conflict
dc.subject family relationships
dc.subject parental monitoring
dc.subject substance use
dc.subject Adolescent Behavior/psychology
dc.subject Alcoholic Intoxication/psychology
dc.subject Family Conflict/psychology
dc.subject Family/psychology
dc.subject Underage Drinking/psychology
dc.title Family Factors and Adolescent Problem Drinking in a High-Risk Urban Peruvian Neighborhood
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.journal Substance Use and Misuse


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