Auden C McClure

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BACKGROUND The alcohol industry spends over $5 billion a year on marketing, much of which is accessible to children. The distribution of branded articles of clothing and other personal items is one aspect of alcohol marketing that has not been adequately studied. In this study, the prevalence of ownership of alcohol-branded merchandise (ABM) was determined(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe ownership of alcohol-branded merchandise (ABM) and its association with attitudinal susceptibility, initiation of alcohol use, and binge drinking. DESIGN Three-wave longitudinal study. SETTING Confidential telephone survey. PARTICIPANTS Representative US sample of 6522 adolescents aged 10 to 14 years at baseline survey (4309 of(More)
BACKGROUND Advertisement of fast food on TV may contribute to youth obesity. PURPOSE The goal of the study was to use cued recall to determine whether TV fast-food advertising is associated with youth obesity. METHODS A national sample of 2541 U.S. youth, aged 15-23 years, were surveyed in 2010-2011; data were analyzed in 2012. Respondents viewed a(More)
IMPORTANCE Obesity affects health in children and adolescents. Television viewing is an established risk factor for obesity in youth. No prospective study has assessed whether a bedroom television confers an additional risk for obesity in youth. OBJECTIVE To assess the prospective association between the presence of a bedroom television and change in body(More)
OBJECTIVE Low self-esteem in adolescents has been associated with a number of risk and protective factors in previous studies, but results have been mixed. Our objective was to examine characteristics associated with low self-esteem in a large national sample of young adolescents. METHODS We conducted a population-based correlational study. A sample of(More)
BACKGROUND Exposure to alcohol marketing is prevalent and is associated with both initiation and progression of alcohol use in underage youth. The mechanism of influence is not well understood, however. This study tests a model that proposes alcohol-specific cognitions as mediators of the relation between alcohol marketing and problematic drinking among(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare media/marketing exposures and family factors in predicting adolescent alcohol use. DESIGN Cohort study. SETTING Confidential telephone survey of adolescents in their homes. PARTICIPANTS Representative sample of 6522 US adolescents, aged 10-14 years at baseline and surveyed four times over 2 years. PRIMARY OUTCOME MEASURE Time to(More)
IMPORTANCE Alcohol is the most common drug among youth and a major contributor to morbidity and mortality worldwide. Billions of dollars are spent annually marketing alcohol. OBJECTIVE To examine the reach of television alcohol advertising and its effect on drinking among underage youth. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS Longitudinal telephone- and(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Internet alcohol marketing is not well studied despite its prevalence and potential accessibility and attractiveness to youth. The objective was to examine longitudinal associations between self-reported engagement with Internet alcohol marketing and alcohol use transitions in youth. METHODS A US sample of 2012 youths aged 15 to(More)