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Author (up) Kypri, K.; Langley, J.D.; McGee, R.; Saunders, J.B.; Williams, S. url 
  Title High prevalence, persistent hazardous drinking among New Zealand tertiary students Type Journal Article
  Year 2002 Publication Alcohol & Alcoholism Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 37 Issue 5 Pages 457-464  
  Keywords Tertiary education; Medical Health; hazardous drinking; alcohol * (dependance, abuse, counselling); alcohol-related negative consequences; tertiary students; halls of residence; Alcohol Use Disorders Identifucation Tests; Audit; mental well-being; substance Abuse; Smoking; cannabis use; Intervention  
  Abstract Aims: To determine the prevalence of hazardous drinking and alcohol-related negative consequences in New Zealand tertiary students, and to identify predictors of hazardous drinking across a 6-month period.

Methods: A total of 1480 tertiary students living in halls of residence was surveyed at the start of the academic year, and a subsample of 967 students was followed up 6 months later. Questionnaire items included quantity and frequency of drinking, alcohol-related problems, use of other substances, and the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT). Drinking at follow-up was modelled using demographic characteristics, mental well-being, other substance use, alcohol-related problems, and hall drinking norms, measured at baseline.

Results: Among drinkers, mean (± SD) weekly consumption was 243 ± 241 and 135 ± 157 g of ethanol for males and females respectively. The majority of male (60.0%) and female (58.2%) drinkers typically consumed more than national safe drinking guidelines. Mean (± SD) AUDIT scores were 10.9 ± 7.6 for males and 7.6 ± 5.9 for females. After controlling for AUDIT scores at baseline, increased AUDIT scores at follow-up were higher with lower age, Maori ethnicity, smoking, cannabis use, high levels of alcohol-related negative consequences, and higher levels of drinking in the student's hall of residence. Conclusions: Hazardous drinking is widespread and persistent among students living in the halls of residence. There is a need for university alcohol policies and intervention approaches among New Zealand tertiary students.
 
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  Call Number TRM @ admin @ Kypri,K.,Langley,J.D.,McGee,R.,Saunders,J.B.,&Williams,S.(2002).Highprevalence,persistenthazardousdrinkingamongNewZealandtertiarystudents Serial 281  
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