reference : Hurricane Katrina: Addictive behavior trends and predictors

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Abstract OBJECTIVES: Post-disaster trends in alcohol consumption and cigarette smoking, as well as their predictors, were identified. Methods. Data from cross-sectional and panel surveys of African American adults in New Orleans, Louisiana, were used from before (2004: n = 1,867; 2005: n = 879) and after (2006a: n = 500; 2006b: n = 500) Hurricane Katrina. RESULTS: Alcohol consumption increased significantly from pre- to post-Hurricane Katrina, while cigarette smoking remained constant. In 2006, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) was associated with cigarette smoking, whereas "news attention" and "provided social support" were inversely associated with cigarette smoking. "News attention" was also inversely associated with cigarette smoking frequency, while "neighborliness" was associated with alcohol consumption. In addition, the effects of PTSD on alcohol consumption were moderated by "neighborliness." CONCLUSIONS: In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, there were complex predictive processes of addictive behaviors involving PTSD, news information, and social capital-related measures.
Author Beaudoin, C. E.
Date May-Jun
ISSN 1468-2877
Issue 3
Journal Public Health Reports
Keywords Adult; African Americans/psychology/*statistics & numerical data; Alcohol Drinking/*epidemiology; *Cyclonic Storms; Female; Humans; Louisiana/epidemiology; Male; Middle Aged; Models, Statistical; Predictive Value of Tests; Risk Factors; Smoking/*epidemiology; Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic/epidemiology
Language eng
Notes Beaudoin, Christopher E Journal Article Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't United States Public Health Rep. 2011 May-Jun;126(3):400-9.
PMC 3072862
Pages 400-409
Title Hurricane Katrina: Addictive behavior trends and predictors
Volume 126
Year 2011
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