Family history of alcoholism in the United States: prevalence and demographic characteristics

Br J Addict. 1992 Jun;87(6):931-5. doi: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.1992.tb01989.x.

Abstract

National estimates of the prevalence of family history for alcoholism in the USA were investigated using a general population sample of 43,809 respondents 18 years of age and older. Approximately 38% of the total sample reported a positive history for alcoholism. Positive reports were highest for Native Americans and lowest for Asian Americans.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • African Americans / statistics & numerical data
  • Age Factors
  • Aged
  • Alcoholism / epidemiology*
  • Alcoholism / genetics
  • Asian Americans / statistics & numerical data
  • Educational Status
  • Family*
  • Female
  • Hispanic or Latino / statistics & numerical data
  • Humans
  • Income
  • Indians, North American / statistics & numerical data
  • Inuits / statistics & numerical data
  • Male
  • Marriage
  • Middle Aged
  • Prevalence
  • Sex Factors
  • United States / epidemiology