Alcohol abuse and dependence in the rural South.

@article{Blazer1987AlcoholAA,
  title={Alcohol abuse and dependence in the rural South.},
  author={Dan German Blazer and B A Crowell and Linda Kaufman George},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  year={1987},
  volume={44 8},
  pages={736-40}
}
We studied rural-urban differences in the prevalence of Diagnostic Interview Schedule (DIS)-DSM-III alcohol abuse or dependence from a community survey (part of the Epidemiologic Catchment Area program) of 3921 adults living in the Piedmont of North Carolina. Bivariate analyses disclosed that current alcohol-related problems, as identified by the DIS, were more common in the rural area (4.2% vs 2.6%). In a logistic regression analysis that controlled for potential confounders, including age… CONTINUE READING
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