Alcohol trajectories over three years in a Swedish residence hall student population.

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Although it is known that college students have a high alcohol consumption, less is known about the long-term drinking trajectories amongst college students and, in particular, students living in residence halls, known to be high-risk drinkers. Over four consecutive years, the drinking habits of 556 Swedish residence hall students were analyzed. The main instruments for measuring outcome were AUDIT (Alcohol Use Identification Disorders Test), SIP (Short Index of Problems) and eBAC (estimated Blood Alcohol Concentration). The drinking trajectories among Swedish residence hall students showed stable and decreasing drinking patterns, with age and gender being predictors of group membership.

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  • Environmental Health and Occupational Health
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1432-1447
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Volume7
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes