New Zealand adolescents' concerns about their alcohol use and access to services: Associations with ethnicity and other factors.

Show simple item record Ameratunga, Shanthi en Jackson, Nicki en Peiris-John, Roshini en Sheridan, Jane en Moselen, Emma en Clark, Terryann en 2020-06-11T00:38:38Z en 2019-10 en
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dc.description.abstract Using a national survey of 8,500 New Zealand high school students, we investigated adolescents' concerns about their drinking, associated factors including help-seeking preferences and access to health care services, and how these varied by ethnicity and level of socioeconomic deprivation. Approximately 23.9% of the 3,704 current drinkers reported concerns (i.e., being worried about their drinking and/or having tried to cut down). Regression analyses revealed that Māori and Pacific youth were more likely than their New Zealand European peers to be concerned about their drinking. Concerned drinkers were more likely than nonconcerned drinkers to report hazardous drinking behaviors and alcohol-related problems, but these associations varied by age, ethnicity, and socioeconomic deprivation. Help-seeking preferences differed strongly by ethnicity. Concerned drinkers, and Māori and Pacific drinkers, were more likely to report difficulties accessing health care and alcohol and drug services. The factors associated with adolescents' drinking concerns and paradoxical difficulties accessing health care highlight the importance of engaging adolescents in developing responsive and equitable services. en
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dc.language eng en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of ethnicity in substance abuse en
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dc.subject Humans en
dc.subject Alcohol-Related Disorders en
dc.subject Alcohol Drinking en
dc.subject Age Factors en
dc.subject Socioeconomic Factors en
dc.subject Students en
dc.subject Adolescent en
dc.subject Oceanic Ancestry Group en
dc.subject Ethnic Groups en
dc.subject Health Services Accessibility en
dc.subject New Zealand en
dc.subject Female en
dc.subject Male en
dc.subject Surveys and Questionnaires en
dc.subject Help-Seeking Behavior en
dc.subject Underage Drinking en
dc.title New Zealand adolescents' concerns about their alcohol use and access to services: Associations with ethnicity and other factors. en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/15332640.2018.1428710 en
pubs.issue 4 en
pubs.begin-page 634 en
pubs.volume 18 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
dc.identifier.pmid 29452059 en
pubs.end-page 653 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
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pubs.subtype Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't en
pubs.subtype Journal Article en
pubs.elements-id 725572 en Medical and Health Sciences en Nursing en Pharmacy en Population Health en Epidemiology & Biostatistics en
dc.identifier.eissn 1533-2659 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2018-02-17 en
pubs.dimensions-id 29452059 en

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