The collectivity of drinking cultures: is the theory applicable to African settings?

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http://hdl.handle.net/10143/302261
Title:
The collectivity of drinking cultures: is the theory applicable to African settings?
Authors:
Rossow, Ingeborg; Clausen, Thomas
Citation:
The collectivity of drinking cultures: is the theory applicable to African settings? 2013, 108 (9):1612-7 Addiction

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dc.contributor.authorRossow, Ingeborgen_GB
dc.contributor.authorClausen, Thomasen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-25T11:48:09Z-
dc.date.available2013-09-25T11:48:09Z-
dc.date.issued2013-09-
dc.identifier.citationThe collectivity of drinking cultures: is the theory applicable to African settings? 2013, 108 (9):1612-7 Addictionen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1360-0443-
dc.identifier.pmid23668554-
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/add.12220-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10143/302261-
dc.description.abstractSkog's theory of collective drinking behaviour implies that countries with a strict informal social control of drinking alcohol would not exhibit 'collective displacement' of consumption (a linear association between population mean consumption and percentile values across the full range of the distribution), as do countries with less informal social control. This paper aimed to test this hypothesis by examining the alcohol consumption distributions in African countries with a strong informal control of alcohol.en_GB
dc.description.abstractData on alcohol consumption from the World Health Organization's general population surveys in 15 African countries were aggregated and analysed with respect to skewedness and collective displacement of the distribution.en_GB
dc.description.abstractThe distribution of consumption was strongly positively skewed, with 10-15% of the drinkers consuming more than twice the mean consumption. There was also clear evidence of a collective displacement of the consumption distribution, and the consumption mean was a strong predictor of the distribution percentile values across the full range of the distribution. Correspondingly, consumption mean predicted the prevalence of heavy drinkers.en_GB
dc.description.abstractThe distribution patterns of alcohol consumption in African countries are consistent with those observed previously in industrialized countries. These findings seem to counter Skog's theory of collective drinking behaviour and support the universality of the observation that the prevalence of problem drinking is linked closely to mean consumption.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAlcoholic Beveragesen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDemographyen_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Addiction (Abingdon, England)en_GB
dc.subject.meshAlcohol Drinkingen_GB
dc.subject.meshAfricaen_GB
dc.titleThe collectivity of drinking cultures: is the theory applicable to African settings?en
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.typepeer revieweden
dc.contributor.departmentNorwegian Institute for alcohol and Drug Research, Oslo, Norway.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalAddiction (Abingdon, England)en_GB
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