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Alcohol-related problems that are experienced by sons and daughters of heavy-drinking parents (either father or mother) are examined using data from a 1978 household sample of employed adults in metropolitan Detroit. Adult children with heavy-drinking parents were found to have a higher percentage of dependent problem drinking than those without(More)
Dependent problem drinking, marital disruption and depressive symptoms of sons and daughters of alcohol abusers are examined in a representative sample of 1,772 adults in the United States. Controlling for the sociodemographic characteristics of the adult sons and daughters in logistic regression analyses and for the alcohol-related problems (e.g., alcohol(More)
A representative sample of 1,367 employed men and women in Detroit responded to questions about drinking practices and symptoms of depression. After controlling for age, education, family income, marital status, medication use, fathers' drinking, and other variables, increased quantity of alcohol consumed per drinking occasion was associated with increased(More)
Drawing upon data from the National Longitudinal Survey of young adults, this paper examines the effects of family history of alcoholism and current alcohol use by the young adults. A multivariate analysis of the data from the study indicates that there are both main and interaction effects of family history and current alcohol use on dependence symptoms(More)
A retrospective audit of (99m)Tc-HMPAO SPECT scans was undertaken to assess the utility of brain perfusion imaging in a cohort of young cognitively impaired patients in whom diagnostic uncertainty remained after standard clinical and neuropsychological assessment and structural brain imaging. SPECT scans were assessed by five raters (two neurologists and(More)
A representative sample of 1,367 employed men and women in Detroit responded to questions about their drinking practices and then completed a cognitive test which measures abstraction abilities. Abstraction, tested while respondents were sober, decreased significantly as reported quantity of alcohol usually consumed per drinking occasion increased. (Am J(More)
Recent studies based on small convenience samples of men and women have found the use of alcohol and other drugs to be associated with unprotected sexual intercourse that places women at elevated risk for sexually transmitted diseases and unintended pregnancy. An analysis of data from a representative sample of 12,069 younger adults indicates that the use(More)
BACKGROUND Ovariectomized sheep are a useful model of postmenopausal osteoporosis and other postmenopausal conditions. Estrogen may have a protective effect on the coronary arteries in postmenopausal women. The effects of raloxifene, a selective estrogen receptor modulator, on coronary arteries in aged ovariectomized ewes was investigated. METHODS AND(More)