Forskning
Udskriv Udskriv
Switch language
Region Hovedstaden - en del af Københavns Universitetshospital
Udgivet

The association between blood alcohol content and cheerfulness, focus distraction, and sluggishness among young adults attending high school parties

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

DOI

  1. Alcohol intake in early pregnancy and spontaneous preterm birth: a cohort study

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

  2. Intelligence test scores before and after alcohol-related disorders - a longitudinal study of Danish male conscripts

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

  3. Ketogenic Diet Suppresses Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome in Rats

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

  4. Serum concentrations of mast cell tryptase are reduced in heavy drinkers

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

  5. The Efficacy of Disulfiram for the Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

  1. School factors and student drinking in high schools: a cross-sectional study of school policies and party regulation

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

  2. Associations of Fish Oil Supplement Use With Testicular Function in Young Men

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

  3. The unifying diagnostic construct of bodily distress syndrome (BDS) was confirmed in the general population

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

  4. Overvægt er ikke 'det nye tobak'

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftBidrag til avis - Kommentar/debatFormidling

Vis graf over relationer

Background: The belief that alcohol makes you cheerful is one of the main reasons for engaging in high-risk drinking, especially among young adults. The aim of the study was to investigate the association between blood alcohol content (BAC) and cheerfulness, focus distraction, and sluggishness among students attending high school parties. Methods: Participants included 230 students attending high school parties. BAC, measured by use of a breath analyzer, self-reported cheerfulness (on a score from 0 to 16), focus distraction (score from 0 to 8), and sluggishness (score from 0 to 4) were assessed several times during the party. Data were analyzed by means of linear regression, including robust standard errors and stratified on sex. Results: For girls, cheerfulness increased up to a BAC of 0.113 g% and decreased at higher BACs. At BACs of 0.020, 0.050, 0.100, and 0.150 g% cheerfulness was 11.0 (95% confidence interval [CI]: 10.4 to 11.6), 12.4 (95% CI: 11.8 to 12.9), 13.5 (95% CI: 13.0 to 14.0), and 13.1 (95% CI: 11.9 to 14.4), respectively. For boys, the association was linear with an increase of 0.18 points in cheerfulness (95% CI: 0.01 to 0.36) for every 0.010 g% increase in BAC. Focus distraction increased with increasing BAC: 0.22 (95% CI: 0.16 to 0.28) and 0.24 (95% CI: 0.14 to 0.33) points for girls and boys, respectively, per 0.010 g% increase in BAC. The degree of sluggishness increased only slightly with increasing BAC with 0.02 (95% CI: 0.02 to 0.05) and 0.03 (95% CI: -0.01 to 0.07) points for every 0.010 g% increase in BAC for girls and boys, respectively. Conclusions: Cheerfulness increased up to a certain BAC value for girls, while it increased linearly for boys. Focus distraction increased with increasing BAC.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftAlcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research
Vol/bind38
Udgave nummer3
Sider (fra-til)826-833
Antal sider8
ISSN0145-6008
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 1 jan. 2014
Eksternt udgivetJa

ID: 57283084