The relationship between marital status and risk for alcohol-related automobile accidents was examined in 10,544 subjects (12% women) who entered 28 driver alcohol education programs over a 6-month period in 1983. Women were more likely than men to be divorced or separated (28 vs 16%). In this marital category, women were younger than men and were more likely to be living alone with their children. The findings implicate the role of lifestyle factors in the development and maintenance of alcohol-related problems, and suggest that women in driver alcohol education programs may require more help than men because they have less social support.

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    • Presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems, San Antonio, Texas, August 1984.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Rutgers University, New Brunswick

    Center of Alcohol Studies
    New Brunswick, NJ  United States  08903
  • Authors:
    • McCormack, A
  • Publication Date: 1985-5

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  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 240-243
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00451799
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-039 077
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 31 1985 12:00AM