ANALYSIS OF DRINKING BEHAVIOR AND ATTITUDES BY RACE

The 1974 survey of uniformed Naval personnel found that black and white male officers differed relatively little in their rates of problem drinking. The black enlisted men had materially lower rates of drinking problems than white enlisted men. However, as will be seen in the findings in the main report, among enlisted men there were a number of variables other than race that were more highly related to problem-drinking, such as age and education. Both black male officers and enlisted men were rather consistently more ambivalent about alcohol and less likely to report enjoying drinking or intoxication than was true for white male officers and enlisted men. While it is speculated that status or power considerations might be responsible- in that blacks might have learned to fear the consequences of excessive drinking more than the whites have--a more intensive study would be needed to find the exact reasons for these differences. /Author/

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    National Safety Council, Safety Research Info Serv

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  • Authors:
    • Cahalan, D
    • Cisin, I H
  • Publication Date: 1975-3

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  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 26 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00133529
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NIAAA/NCALI-75/16
  • Contract Numbers: N00600-74-C-0590
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 23 1976 12:00AM