Binge drinking among Latino youth: role of acculturation-related variables.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This research examined the relationship between acculturation-related variables and binge drinking behavior among nationally representative samples of Mexican American, Cuban American, and Puerto Rican youth. It explored the relationship between length of residence in the United States, type of language spoken in the home (Spanish vs. English) and binge drinking in each of these subgroups. Results suggest that Latino youths with no prior history of alcohol consumption remain largely unaffected by these acculturation-related variables. Youth with a previous history of alcohol consumption experience greater likelihood of binge drinking as a function of the acculturation-related variables, but the relationships are complex.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Guilamo-Ramos, V; Jaccard, J; Johansson, M; Turrisi, R

Published Date

  • June 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 18 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 135 - 142

PubMed ID

  • 15238055

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC2928566

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1939-1501

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0893-164X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1037/0893-164x.18.2.135


  • eng