Gender differences in sex-related alcohol expectancies in young adults from a peri-urban area in Lima, Peru

Juan A. Gálvez-Buccollini, Valerie A. Paz-Soldán, Phabiola M. Herrera, Suzanne Delea, Robert H. Gilman

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

Objectives. To estimate the effect of sex-related alcohol expectancies (SRAE) on hazardous drinking prevalence and examine gender differences in reporting SRAE. Methods. Trained research assistants administered part of a questionnaire to 393 men and 400 women between 18 and 30 years old from a peri-urban shantytown in Lima, Peru. The rquestions were self-administered. Two measuring instruments-one testing for hazardous drinking and one for SRAE-were used. Multivariate data analysis was performed using logistic regression. Results. Based on odds ratios adjusted for socio-demographic variables (age, marital status, education, and employment status) (n = 793), men with one or two SRAE and men with three or more SRAE were 2.3 (95% confidence interval (CI) = 1.4-3.8; p = 0.001) and 3.9 (95% CI = 2.1-7.3; p < 0.001) times more likely than men with no SRAE, respectively, to be hazardous drinkers. Reporting of SRAE was significantly higher in men versus women. Conclusion. In a shantytown in Lima, SRAE is associated with hazardous drinking among men, but not among women, and reporting of SRAE differs by gender.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)499-505
Number of pages7
JournalRevista Panamericana de Salud Publica/Pan American Journal of Public Health
Volume25
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2009

Keywords

  • Alcoholism
  • Drinking behavior
  • Peru
  • Sexual behavior

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Gender differences in sex-related alcohol expectancies in young adults from a peri-urban area in Lima, Peru'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this