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NIH study finds missed opportunities for underage alcohol screening

(2/5/2013)

NIH study finds missed opportunities for underage alcohol screening
NIH News
February 4, 2013

Physicians often fail to ask high school-aged patients about alcohol use and to advise young people to reduce or stop drinking, according to a study led by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health.

In a random survey of more than 2,500 10th grade students with an average age of 16 years, researchers from NIAAA and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development found that 34 percent reported drinking alcohol in the past month. Twenty-six percent said they had binged, defined as five or more drinks per occasion for males, and four or more for females.

View the full article here: http://www.nih.gov/news/health/feb2013/niaaa-04.htm


Keywords: NIH, study, opportunities, underage, alcohol, screening



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