Adolescence to young adulthood

When socioeconomic disparities in substance use emerge

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

We examined trends in cigarette, alcohol, and marijuana use by eventual educational attainment in 1,902 participants from Project EAT, a 10-year longitudinal study following participants from early adolescence through young adulthood. Generally, for cigarettes and marijuana, disparities were evident by early adolescence with prevalence of use highest among those who had no secondary education. With alcohol, use diverged during young adulthood when the college group reported the most weekly alcohol use while those without postsecondary education reported greatest daily use. When disparities in substance use behaviors first emerge and later escalate can guide how to craft and target interventions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1522-1529
Number of pages8
JournalSubstance Use and Misuse
Volume48
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013

Fingerprint

adulthood
adolescence
alcohol
Alcohols
Cannabis
Tobacco Products
Education
secondary education
Longitudinal Studies
longitudinal study
trend
education
Group

Keywords

  • Adolescence
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
  • Smoking
  • Socioeconomic status
  • Young adulthood

Cite this

@article{60a0382583b64fa8bcde3d39d9961a21,
title = "Adolescence to young adulthood: When socioeconomic disparities in substance use emerge",
abstract = "We examined trends in cigarette, alcohol, and marijuana use by eventual educational attainment in 1,902 participants from Project EAT, a 10-year longitudinal study following participants from early adolescence through young adulthood. Generally, for cigarettes and marijuana, disparities were evident by early adolescence with prevalence of use highest among those who had no secondary education. With alcohol, use diverged during young adulthood when the college group reported the most weekly alcohol use while those without postsecondary education reported greatest daily use. When disparities in substance use behaviors first emerge and later escalate can guide how to craft and target interventions.",
keywords = "Adolescence, Alcohol, Marijuana, Smoking, Socioeconomic status, Young adulthood",
author = "Rachel Widome and Wall, {Melanie M.} and Laska, {Melissa N.} and Eisenberg, {Marla E.} and Dianne Neumark-Sztainer",
year = "2013",
month = "12",
day = "1",
doi = "10.3109/10826084.2013.800885",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "48",
pages = "1522--1529",
journal = "Substance Use and Misuse",
issn = "1082-6084",
publisher = "Informa Healthcare",
number = "14",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Adolescence to young adulthood

T2 - When socioeconomic disparities in substance use emerge

AU - Widome, Rachel

AU - Wall, Melanie M.

AU - Laska, Melissa N.

AU - Eisenberg, Marla E.

AU - Neumark-Sztainer, Dianne

PY - 2013/12/1

Y1 - 2013/12/1

N2 - We examined trends in cigarette, alcohol, and marijuana use by eventual educational attainment in 1,902 participants from Project EAT, a 10-year longitudinal study following participants from early adolescence through young adulthood. Generally, for cigarettes and marijuana, disparities were evident by early adolescence with prevalence of use highest among those who had no secondary education. With alcohol, use diverged during young adulthood when the college group reported the most weekly alcohol use while those without postsecondary education reported greatest daily use. When disparities in substance use behaviors first emerge and later escalate can guide how to craft and target interventions.

AB - We examined trends in cigarette, alcohol, and marijuana use by eventual educational attainment in 1,902 participants from Project EAT, a 10-year longitudinal study following participants from early adolescence through young adulthood. Generally, for cigarettes and marijuana, disparities were evident by early adolescence with prevalence of use highest among those who had no secondary education. With alcohol, use diverged during young adulthood when the college group reported the most weekly alcohol use while those without postsecondary education reported greatest daily use. When disparities in substance use behaviors first emerge and later escalate can guide how to craft and target interventions.

KW - Adolescence

KW - Alcohol

KW - Marijuana

KW - Smoking

KW - Socioeconomic status

KW - Young adulthood

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84887895970&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84887895970&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.3109/10826084.2013.800885

DO - 10.3109/10826084.2013.800885

M3 - Article

VL - 48

SP - 1522

EP - 1529

JO - Substance Use and Misuse

JF - Substance Use and Misuse

SN - 1082-6084

IS - 14

ER -