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Alcohol consumption and sport: a cross-sectional study of alcohol management practices associated with at-risk alcohol consumption at community football clubs

Kingsland, Melanie, Wolfenden, Luke, Rowland, Bosco C, Gillham, Karen E, Kennedy, Vanessa J, Ramsden, Robyn L, Colbran, Richard W, Weir, Sarah and Wiggers, John H 2013, Alcohol consumption and sport: a cross-sectional study of alcohol management practices associated with at-risk alcohol consumption at community football clubs, BMC Public Health, vol. 13, no. 1, Article 762, pp. 1-9.

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Title Alcohol consumption and sport: a cross-sectional study of alcohol management practices associated with at-risk alcohol consumption at community football clubs
Author(s) Kingsland, Melanie
Wolfenden, Luke
Rowland, Bosco C
Gillham, Karen E
Kennedy, Vanessa J
Ramsden, Robyn L
Colbran, Richard W
Weir, Sarah
Wiggers, John H
Journal name BMC Public Health
Volume number 13
Issue number 1
Season Article 762
Start page 1
End page 9
Total pages 9
Publisher BioMed Central
Place of publication London, UK
Publication date 2013
ISSN 1471-2458
Keyword(s) Alcohol drinking
Sports
Public health
Summary Background
Excessive alcohol consumption is responsible for considerable harm from chronic disease and injury. Within most developed countries, members of sporting clubs participate in at-risk alcohol consumption at levels above that of communities generally. There has been limited research investigating the predictors of at-risk alcohol consumption in sporting settings, particularly at the non-elite level. The purpose of this study was to examine the association between the alcohol management practices and characteristics of community football clubs and at-risk alcohol consumption by club members.

Methods
A cross sectional survey of community football club management representatives and members was conducted. Logistic regression analysis (adjusting for clustering by club) was used to determine the association between the alcohol management practices (including alcohol management policy, alcohol-related sponsorship, availability of low- and non-alcoholic drinks, and alcohol-related promotions, awards and prizes) and characteristics (football code, size and location) of sporting clubs and at-risk alcohol consumption by club members.

Results
Members of clubs that served alcohol to intoxicated people [OR: 2.23 (95% CI: 1.26-3.93)], conducted ‘happy hour’ promotions [OR: 2.84 (95% CI: 1.84-4.38)] or provided alcohol-only awards and prizes [OR: 1.80 (95% CI: 1.16-2.80)] were at significantly greater odds of consuming alcohol at risky levels than members of clubs that did not have such alcohol management practices. At-risk alcohol consumption was also more likely among members of clubs with less than 150 players compared with larger clubs [OR:1.45 (95% CI: 1.02-2.05)] and amongst members of particular football codes.

Conclusions
The findings of this study suggest a need and opportunity for the implementation of alcohol harm reduction strategies targeting specific alcohol management practices at community football clubs.
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Language eng
Field of Research 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2013, BioMed Central
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30061021

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