Trends in non-drinking amongst Australian adolescents Livingston, Michael en_US 2021-11-25T12:28:55Z 2021-11-25T12:28:55Z 2014 en_US
dc.description.abstract Background and Aims: Recent evidence suggests that there has been a sharp increase in non-drinking among Australian adolescents. This study aimed to explore the socio-demographic patterns of this increase to identify potential causal factors behind this increase. Design: Two waves (2001 and 2010) of cross sectional data from the National Drug Strategy Household Survey, a large scale population survey. Logistic regression analyses were used to identify significant changes over time, with interaction terms used to test whether trends varied by respondent characteristics. Setting: Australia Participants: Respondents aged 14-17 years old (n=1477 in 2001 and 1075 in 2010) Measurements: The key outcome measure was 12 month abstention from alcohol. Socio-demographic variables including sex, age, income, socio-economic status, state and rurality were examined. Findings: Rates of abstention increased overall from 32.9% (95% CI: 30.0%-35.7%) to 50.2% (95% CI: 46.7%-53.6%) (p<0.01). Abstention increased significantly across all population sub-groups examined. Conclusions: A broad change in drinking behaviour has occurred among Australian adolescents in the last decade, with rates of abstention among 14-17 year olds increasing markedly. Increases in abstention have occurred consistently across a wide range of population sub-groups defined by demographic, socio-economic and regional factors. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0965-2140 en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
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dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other adolescents en_US
dc.subject.other abstaining en_US
dc.subject.other Australia en_US
dc.subject.other alcohol en_US
dc.subject.other non-drinking en_US
dc.subject.other trends en_US
dc.title Trends in non-drinking amongst Australian adolescents en_US
dc.type Journal Article en
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unsw.description.publisherStatement This is the pre-peer reviewed version of the article, which has been published in final form at en_US
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unsw.relation.FunderRefNo 1053029 en_US
unsw.relation.FunderRefNoURL en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Medicine & Health
unsw.relation.fundingScheme NHMRC Early Career Fellowship en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofissue 6 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofjournal Addiction en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofpagefrompageto 922-929 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofvolume 109 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Livingston, Michael, National Drug & Alcohol Research Centre, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW en_US NDARC *
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