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Heavy drinking, perceived discrimination, and immigration status among Filipino Americans

TitleHeavy drinking, perceived discrimination, and immigration status among Filipino Americans
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsKim, I, Spencer, MS
JournalSubstance Use & MisuseSubstance Use & Misuse
Date PublishedJul
ISBN Number1082-6084<br/>1532-2491
Accession NumberPeer Reviewed Journal: 2011-16415-005
Keywords*Alcohol Abuse, *Immigration, *Race and Ethnic Discrimination, *Southeast Asian Cultural Groups, Filipino Americans, perceived racial discrimination, heavy alcohol drinking, immigration status, risk factors, Human Male Female Adulthood (18 yrs & older) Young Adulthood (18-29 yrs) Thirties (30-39 yrs) Middle Age (40-64 yrs) Aged (65 yrs & older), Risk Factors, Substance Abuse & Addiction [3233], us
AbstractFilipino American drinkers (N = 1,443) in Honolulu and San Francisco were selected from the 1998-1999 Filipino American Community Epidemiological Survey to examine the association between perceived discrimination and heavy drinking behavior by immigration status. Results indicate that living in San Francisco, lower religious participation, and higher perceived discrimination were associated with increased odds for heavy drinking among US-born individuals, whereas being male was a risk factor among foreign-born individuals. Thus, perceived discrimination and immigration status should be considered when designing prevention and intervention strategies to address heavy drinking behavior in this population. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved) (journal abstract).
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