Demographic risk factors for alcohol-related aggression in and around licensed venues

Zinkiewicz, Lucy, Curtis, Ashlee, Meurer, Hannah and Miller, Peter 2015, Demographic risk factors for alcohol-related aggression in and around licensed venues, Alcohol and alcoholism, pp. 1-5, doi: 10.1093/alcalc/agv083.

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Title Demographic risk factors for alcohol-related aggression in and around licensed venues
Author(s) Zinkiewicz, LucyORCID iD for Zinkiewicz, Lucy
Curtis, AshleeORCID iD for Curtis, Ashlee
Meurer, Hannah
Miller, PeterORCID iD for Miller, Peter
Journal name Alcohol and alcoholism
Start page 1
End page 5
Total pages 5
Publisher Oxford University Press
Place of publication Oxford, Eng.
Publication date 2015-07-09
ISSN 0735-0414
Summary AIMS: Few studies have examined the role of gender and both area-level and individual socio-economic status (SES) as independent predictors of alcohol-related aggression (ARA) in and around licensed venues. METHODS: The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship between gender, area-level SES and individual SES (operationalised as occupational category) and ARA in and around licensed venues. The sample comprised 697 men and 649 women aged 16-47, who completed a patron intercept survey as part of a larger study assessing trends in harm and stakeholders' views surrounding local community level interventions in dealing with alcohol-related problems in the night-time economy. RESULTS: Binary logistic regression analyses showed that age, gender, occupational category, area-level SES and level of intoxication at time of interview were all significant predictors of involvement in ARA. Being male doubled the odds of involvement in ARA, while age was a protective factor. Blue collar workers had more than double the odds of ARA involvement of professionals, while those living in the most socio-economically disadvantaged areas were over twice as likely to report experiencing ARA compared to those living in the most advantaged areas. However, assessment of the predictive model by gender revealed that effects of age, occupational category and area-level SES were restricted to male participants, with greater intoxication no longer predictive. CONCLUSIONS: ARA among patrons was significantly more likely to occur among men, those in blue collar occupations, and individuals living in low SES areas, suggesting both individual and area-level disadvantage may play a role in ARA.
Language eng
DOI 10.1093/alcalc/agv083
Field of Research 170113 Social and Community Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 920414 Substance Abuse
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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