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Neighborhood Ethnic Composition and Problem Drinking Among Older Mexican American Men: Results from the Hispanic Established Populations for the Epidemiologic Study of the Elderly

TitleNeighborhood Ethnic Composition and Problem Drinking Among Older Mexican American Men: Results from the Hispanic Established Populations for the Epidemiologic Study of the Elderly
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsStroope, S, Martinez, BC, Eschbach, K, Peek, MK, Markides, KS
JournalJ Immigr Minor HealthJ Immigr Minor Health
Date PublishedAug 9
ISBN Number1557-1920 (Electronic)<br/>1557-1912 (Linking)
Accession Number25106726
AbstractEthnic enclaves may be protective for health. This study investigates the effects of neighborhood co-ethnic density on problem drinking among older Mexican American men. Probability sample of 2,086 community-dwelling Mexican Americans aged 75 or older drawn in 2004-2005 residing in communities in Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico and Texas. Problem drinking was found among 15.3 % of men (n = 350). For each percent increase in neighborhood percent Mexican American, men had 2 % lower odds of problem drinking [odds ratio (OR) 0.98; P