The latent structure of alcohol use pathology in an epidemiological sample.

@article{Green2011TheLS,
  title={The latent structure of alcohol use pathology in an epidemiological sample.},
  author={Bradley Green and Anthony Olufemi Ahmed and David K. Marcus and Glenn D. Walters},
  journal={Journal of psychiatric research},
  year={2011},
  volume={45 2},
  pages={225-33}
}
Whether alcohol use pathology is more accurately conceptualized as a categorical construct, or as existing along a dimension remains an open question. Previous investigations of the latent structure of alcohol use pathology have yielded mixed results. The present study used a sample (N = 43,093) drawn from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC) of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. A factor analysis of items drawn from the Alcohol… CONTINUE READING