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Prevalence of problem gambling in Iowa: revisiting Shaffer's adaptation hypothesis.

  title={Prevalence of problem gambling in Iowa: revisiting Shaffer's adaptation hypothesis.},
  author={D. Black and B. McCormick and M. Losch and Martha C Shaw and Gene M. Lutz and Jeff Allen},
  journal={Annals of clinical psychiatry : official journal of the American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists},
  volume={24 4},
  • D. Black, B. McCormick, +3 authors Jeff Allen
  • Published 2012
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Annals of clinical psychiatry : official journal of the American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists
BACKGROUND Pathological gambling (PG) is an important public health problem. We assessed the prevalence of PG and problem (at-risk) gambling in a random sample of Iowa adults and compared the results to survey data collected in 1989 and 1995. The goal of this study was to examine whether continued expansion of gambling venues is associated with increased rates of problematic gambling behavior. METHODS A random digit dialing telephone screening was conducted in eastern Iowa of men and women… Expand
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