Navigation Links
Younger, Poorer People More Prone to Problem Gambling
Date:3/29/2011

TUESDAY, March 29 (HealthDay News) -- Problem gambling is more common among American adults than alcohol dependence, a new study suggests.

The findings, from the Research Institute on Addictions at the University of Buffalo, challenge some previous research and the widespread belief that problem gambling is rare.

The researchers analyzed two national surveys -- one of 2,631 adults 18 and older and another of 2,274 younger people, aged 14 to 21 -- to determine patterns of gambling and alcohol use at different ages.

The findings related to gambling revealed that levels of gambling, frequent gambling and problem gambling increase during the teen years, reach the highest point in the 20s and 30s and then decline after age 70.

The researchers also found that frequent gambling is more than twice as common among men as among women, 28 percent vs. 13 percent, and that men reach their highest rates of gambling in their late teens, whereas the highest rates among women occur at a later age.

Whites were much more likely than blacks or Asians to report any gambling within the past year, but rates of frequent gambling were higher among blacks and Native Americans.

The researchers also found that rates of frequent and problem gambling rise as socioeconomic status declines, and that involvement in gambling in general tends to drop as socioeconomic status rises.

The study was published in the March issue of the Journal of Gambling Studies.

"No comparable analysis has been done previously and, therefore, none is available for a direct comparison of these results," principal investigator John W. Welte said in a university news release. "But, given what we found about the persistence of frequent and problem gambling through adulthood, increased prevention and intervention efforts are warranted."

More information

The American Academy of Family Physicians has more about problem gambling.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: University at Buffalo, news release, March 24, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Study: Kidney disease a big risk for younger, low-income minorities
2. Coastal Canadians living in high-risk neighborhoods in poorer health: Study
3. Limited lymph node removal for certain breast cancer does not appear to result in poorer survival
4. Technology May Explain Mammograms Poorer Performance in Younger Women
5. Moving repeatedly in childhood linked with poorer quality-of-life years later
6. Circulating tumor cells correlate with poorer survival in pancreatic cancer patients
7. Worse breast cancer outcomes for women from poorer backgrounds are not due to late diagnosis alone
8. Obese Colon Cancer Survivors Face Poorer Prognosis
9. Getting healthy: When does prediction help people change their habits?
10. $3.4 million grant awarded to help older people stay mobile
11. Innovative technique gives vision researchers insight into how people recognize faces
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Younger, Poorer People More Prone to Problem Gambling
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... While it’s ... poses a problem. Fortunately, an inventor from Austin, Texas, has identified a solution. , ... medication in darkness or restricted lighting. As such, it eliminates the need to turn ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... PurhealthRX , ... Oil utilizing Purzorb™ technology. Applying the Purzorb™process to full spectrum CBD oil will revolutionize ... providing a CBD form that can be easily incorporated into liquid products, while reducing ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... Shelton, CT (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... and long-term care services, staged a mock evacuation of the facility as part of ... Department, Shelton Fire Department, Echo Hose EMS and Shelton City Emergency Manager, as well ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... NY (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Ellevate ... people in business to advocate for action towards gender equality at their inaugural Summit ... from around the globe, and reached a social audience of over 3 million. To ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... be giving viewers the lowdown on sciatica in a new episode of "Success ... focuses on current events and innovation and investigates each subject in-depth with passion ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/23/2017)... 22, 2017 Janssen Biotech, Inc. (Janssen) announced ... from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for ... for the treatment of moderately to severely active rheumatoid ... data are needed to further evaluate the safety of ... RA. "We ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... 19, 2017   ZirMed Inc ., a recognized leader ... that it has been ranked #1 by its users for ... Rankings 2017 User Survey. ZirMed was recognized as the top-ranked ... and medical centers over 200 beds and holds one of ... user survey history. ...
(Date:9/12/2017)... PARIS and NEW YORK , Sept. 12, ... ethical performance ratings for global supply chains, has published the first annual ... the CSR performance of more than 20,400 companies evaluated by EcoVadis, based ... years 2015 and 2016. ... EcoVadis Global CSR Risk & Performance Index ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: