Age at first drink and the first incidence of adult-onset DSM-IV alcohol use disorders.

@article{Dawson2008AgeAF,
  title={Age at first drink and the first incidence of adult-onset DSM-IV alcohol use disorders.},
  author={Deborah A. Dawson and Ris{\"e} B Goldstein and S. Patricia Chou and Wenjun J Ruan and Bridget F. Grant},
  journal={Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research},
  year={2008},
  volume={32 12},
  pages={
          2149-60
        }
}
BACKGROUND Existing studies of the association between age at first drink (AFD) and the risk of alcohol use disorders (AUD) suffer from inconsistent levels of control and designs that may inflate associations by failure to control for duration of exposure to risk. METHODS This study examined associations between AFD (ages <15 and 15-17 vs. 18+ years) and first incidence of DSM-IV alcohol dependence, abuse, and specific AUD criteria over a 3-year follow-up in a longitudinal study of U.S… CONTINUE READING
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