Using media exposure to predict the initiation and persistence of youth alcohol use in Taiwan

Fong ching Chang, Ching mei Lee, Ping hung Chen, Chiung hui Chiu, Nae fang Miao, Yun chieh Pan, Tzu fu Huang, Shu ching Lee

研究成果: 雜誌貢獻文章同行評審

16 引文 斯高帕斯(Scopus)

摘要

Background: Youth consumption of alcohol is a major public health problem in Taiwan, yet little research has been conducted to examine the potential influence of exposure to alcohol advertising. The present study examined the prospective influence that exposure to alcohol advertising has on the initiation and persistence of youthful drinking in Taiwan. Methods: A total of 2315 students from 26 high schools in Taipei, Taiwan were assessed in the 10th grade with follow-up conducted in the 11th grade. Self-administered questionnaires were collected in 2010 and 2011 to assess the patterns of change in youth alcohol drinking behaviors, media exposure to alcohol, and risk and protective factors. Results: Of the 1712 non-drinking students in the 10th grade, 285 (16.6%) had initiated drinking by the 11th grade. Of the 590 drinkers in the 10th grade, 396 (67.1%) were persistently drinking by the 11th grade. Multivariate analysis results indicated that when other potential confounders were accounted for, greater media exposure to alcohol advertising in the 10th grade was found to be significantly associated with the initiation of alcohol use and when combined with an increase in media exposure from grades 10 to 11, this was significantly associated with the persistence of alcohol use. Conclusion: Exposure to alcohol advertising in the media was associated with both the initiation and the persistence of alcohol use by youth.

原文英語
頁(從 - 到)386-392
頁數7
期刊International Journal of Drug Policy
25
發行號3
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 五月 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 醫藥(雜項)
  • 健康政策

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