Acculturation and alcohol consumption in Puerto Rican, Cuban-American, and Mexican-American women in the United States

Am J Public Health. 1993 Jun;83(6):890-3. doi: 10.2105/ajph.83.6.890.

Abstract

Data from the Hispanic Health and Nutrition Examination Survey were used to examine the influence of acculturation on alcohol consumption among Puerto Rican, Cuban-American, and Mexican-American women in the United States. Acculturation was found to be positively related to frequency of consumption and probability of being a drinker among all three groups. A positive relationship was also evident for total drinks consumed among Cuban-American women, and volume (drinks per occasion) and total drinks consumed among Mexican-American women.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Acculturation*
  • Alcohol Drinking / ethnology*
  • Cuba / ethnology
  • Female
  • Hispanic Americans*
  • Humans
  • Mexican Americans
  • Puerto Rico / ethnology
  • United States