Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs among adolescents: The role of urban and rural environments

Laia Font-Ribera, Xavier Garcia-Continente, Anna Pérez, Rosa Torres, Núria Sala, Albert Espelt, Manel Nebot

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Abstract

This study aimed to describe driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUIAD) and riding in a vehicle with a driver under the influence of alcohol or drugs (RDUIAD) and their associated factors among rural and urban adolescents in Spain. We performed a cross-sectional study including 2067 students from Barcelona and a rural area 60 km north of this city. The prevalences of ever DUIAD and RDUIAD were 17% and 41% among 17-18 year-old adolescents. DUIAD was more common in boys. Living in the rural area was independently associated with these behaviours. Exposure to these behaviours is common among Spanish adolescents, especially in rural areas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalAccident Analysis and Prevention
Volume60
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Alcohol
  • Driving
  • Drugs
  • Nightlife
  • Rural-urban

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Law
  • Medicine(all)

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