Hurricane Katrina: addictive behavior trends and predictors.

  title={Hurricane Katrina: addictive behavior trends and predictors.},
  author={Christopher E. Beaudoin},
  journal={Public health reports},
  volume={126 3},
OBJECTIVES Post-disaster trends in alcohol consumption and cigarette smoking, as well as their predictors, were identified. Methods. Data from cross-sectional and panel surveys of African American adults in New Orleans, Louisiana, were used from before (2004: n = 1,867; 2005: n = 879) and after (2006a: n = 500; 2006b: n = 500) Hurricane Katrina. RESULTS Alcohol consumption increased significantly from pre- to post-Hurricane Katrina, while cigarette smoking remained constant. In 2006… CONTINUE READING