Navigation Links
Women in Military Drink Less Than Civilians, Report Shows
Date:8/1/2014

FRIDAY, Aug. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who serve in the U.S. military are less likely to drink alcohol than their civilian peers, a new study suggests.

Overall, members of the military are more likely to consume alcohol. However, these researchers found that women respond differently to their experience in the military than men. This may be due to concerns about sexual harassment or being treated unfairly, they suggested.

"Alcohol use is tightly linked to sexual assault, both within and outside the military, and women who serve may become particularly aware of this linkage," the study authors wrote. "It may also be the case that in order to justify their place in the military that women abstain from using alcohol."

In conducting the study, published online July 31 in the journal Armed Forces & Society, Jay Teachman, Carter Anderson and Lucky Tedrow, all of Western Washington University in Bellingham, examined the alcohol use of nearly 9,000 U.S. service members or veterans. The men and women completed surveys on their alcohol consumption in the past 30 days.

After analyzing the responses, the investigators also found the longer someone serves in the military, the more likely they are to drink.

Exposure to combat was also linked to alcohol use -- regardless of gender. The men and women who served in a combat zone were the most likely to drink, the study authors pointed out in a journal news release.

"Our models, while not perfect, provide evidence that military service leads to more alcohol consumption among service members than would have been the case if they had not served," Teachman and colleagues concluded. "This finding should provide for increased emphasis on efforts to reduce the culture of alcohol consumption in the military."

More information

The U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse has more about substance abuse in the military.

SOURCE: Armed Forces & Society, news release, July 31, 2014

--


'/>"/>
Copyright©2014 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Taller, Heavier Women May Face Higher Ovarian Cancer Risk
2. 62 percent of men and 37 percent of women over the age of 65 are sexually active
3. Obese White Women Shying Away From Colon Cancer Screening
4. Study: Women not getting enough exercise; at risk of developing metabolic syndrome
5. Timing pregnancy an important health concern for women
6. White Women Make Up Bulk of Assisted-Living Residents
7. Stress contributes to cognitive declines in women with breast cancer, researcher says
8. Women Less Apt Than Men to Get Recommended Daily Exercise
9. Overweight Pregnant Women at Higher Risk for Complications
10. Women With Older Partners More Often Admitted to Nursing Homes
11. Research shows efficacy of treatment model developed at Women & Infants
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Women in Military Drink Less Than Civilians, Report Shows
(Date:8/16/2017)... ... August 16, 2017 , ... Maury Regional Health has announced a large-scale ... broadly deploying AccuVein devices, Maury Regional Medical Center is making vein visualization part of ... a needle stick and more importantly, helps our staff members locate a vein that ...
(Date:8/16/2017)... ... August 16, 2017 , ... With a new PD diagnosis every nine minutes, ... , The grants are awarded through a competitive application process and reviewed by APDA’s ... backgrounds and expertise in all areas relevant to PD research. The SAB meets ...
(Date:8/16/2017)... , ... August 16, 2017 , ... ... $5.99, eBook, 9781498499620    ) shares that during the time of a cancer diagnosis, surgery ... of God's love, and all the many ways God shows love to those ...
(Date:8/16/2017)... Lake Orion, Rochester, Michigan (PRWEB) , ... August ... ... now offer treatment options to patients suffering from chronic pelvic pain. In ... treatment of various pelvic pain disorders including endometriosis, menorrhagia (abnormal heavy bleeding during ...
(Date:8/16/2017)... ... August 16, 2017 , ... With low back pain afflicting 8 of 10 Americans at ... kissing cousin – upper back pain. But this equally vexing condition stems from a variety ... Kaixuan Liu, MD, PhD , founder and president of Atlantic Spine Center. , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/15/2017)... Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO), is now ... residents. Naloxone is available without a ... pharmacy, G-3320 Beecher Road. ... Administration, is intended to block or reverse the effects ... of consciousness. The medication is often carried by first ...
(Date:8/11/2017)... Israel , Aug. 11, 2017 DarioHealth ... with mobile health and big data solutions, today announced ... on Monday, August 14 and host a conference call ... quarter 2017 operating and financial results and its strategy ... will be hosted by Erez Raphael , Chief ...
(Date:8/7/2017)... WARSAW, Ind. , Aug. 7, 2017 Zimmer ... in musculoskeletal healthcare, today announced that its Board of Directors ... stockholders for the third quarter of 2017. ... will be paid on or about October 27, 2017 to ... September 22, 2017.  Future declarations of dividends are subject to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: