The prevalence of pathological gambling in Canada

  title={The prevalence of pathological gambling in Canada},
  author={Robert Ladouceur},
  journal={Journal of Gambling Studies},
  • R. Ladouceur
  • Published 1 June 1996
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Gambling Studies
This paper critically reviews prevalence estimates of problem and pathological gambling in Canada. Populations studied are adults, adolescents and primary school children. The proportions of pathological gamblers found in Canadian studies (ranging from 1.2% to 1.9% for adults) are similar to prevalence rates reported in the United States. Given the apparent link between gambling availability and increases in the prevalence of problem and pathological gambling, it is hoped that provincial and… 

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