Continuity of Binge and Harmful Drinking From Late Adolescence to Early Adulthood

  title={Continuity of Binge and Harmful Drinking From Late Adolescence to Early Adulthood},
  author={Carolyn A. McCarty and Beth E Ebel and Michelle M. Garrison and David L. DiGiuseppe and Dimitri A. Christakis and Frederick P. Rivara},
  pages={714 - 719}
Objective. To test the hypothesis that late adolescent drinking behavior (ages 17–20) is associated with harmful and binge drinking in early adulthood (ages 30–31). Methods. We used the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY), a nationally representative longitudinal data set. We used harmful and binge drinking at ages 17 to 20 to predict harmful and binge drinking at ages 30 to 31, stratifying for gender and controlling for confounders. Results. Data were available on harmful drinking at… 

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