Sociodemographic and substance use correlates of gambling behavior in the canadian general population

Silvia S. Martins, Lilian A. Ghandour, Grace P. Lee, Carla L. Storr

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Abstract

This study describes sociodemographic and substance use correlates of gambling behaviors, measured among 9,481 past-year gamblers from the Canadian general population. Compared to non-problem gamblers in this study (N = 8,035), the 98 problem gamblers who scored 8 or more points on the Canadian Problem Gambling Research Index were more likely to report being drunk or high while gambling (adjusted odds ratio [AOR]: 8.92; 95% confidence interval [CI]: 5.46,14.55; p < .001), to admit to having an alcohol or drug problem (AOR: 3.80; 95% CI:2.21,6.52; p < .001), and to use electronic gambling devices (AOR: 4.85; 95% CI: 3.08-7.66; p < .001).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)338-351
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Addictive Diseases
Volume29
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2010

Keywords

  • Pathological gambling
  • problem gambling
  • sociodemographic correlates
  • substance use

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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