Heavy episodic drinking in early adolescence: gender-specific risk and protective factors.

  title={Heavy episodic drinking in early adolescence: gender-specific risk and protective factors.},
  author={Anna-Karin Danielsson and Anders P Romelsj{\"o} and Anders Tengstr{\"o}m},
  journal={Substance use & misuse},
  volume={46 5},
This longitudinal study examined possible gender differences regarding risk and protective factors for heavy episodic drinking among 1,222 seventh-grade students (aged 13) in the City of Stockholm, Sweden, with follow-up 2 years later. Logistic regression analyses showed that several factors predicted heavy episodic drinking. The strongest predictors for boys' heavy episodic drinking in the ninth grade were heavy episodic drinking (odds ratio [OR] = 5.30) and smoking in the seventh grade (OR… CONTINUE READING
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