Initiation of alcohol use among urban American indian youth: A discrete time hazards model

Linda R. Stanley, Fred Beauvais, Patricia Silk Walker, R. Dale Walker

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This study uses data collected over 8 time periods to examine time-varying and time-invariant predictors of alcohol initiation among urban American Indian youth, an understudied population. Similar socialization risk and protective factors were found to be related to initiation as other American youth. However, a nuclear family was not found to be protective against initiating alcohol use and living with a father only and having an alcoholic father significantly increased initiation odds. In general, these urban Indian youth are much like other American youth in their initiation of alcohol use, although they may initiate alcohol use at slightly lower rates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)359-377
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2009



  • American Indian
  • Initiation
  • Slcohol
  • Youth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Health(social science)

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