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Media exposure and marijuana and alcohol use among adolescents

Primack, BA and Kraemer, KL and Fine, MJ and Dalton, MA (2009) Media exposure and marijuana and alcohol use among adolescents. Substance Use and Misuse, 44 (5). 722 - 739. ISSN 1082-6084

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We aimed to determine which media exposures are most strongly associated with marijuana and alcohol use among adolescents. In 2004, we surveyed 1,211 students at a large high school in suburban Pittsburgh regarding substance use, exposure to entertainment media, and covariates. Of the respondents, 52% were female, 8% were non-White, 27% reported smoking marijuana, and 60% reported using alcohol. They reported average exposure to 8.6 hr of media daily. In adjusted models, exposure to music was independently associated with marijuana use, but exposure to movies was independently associated with alcohol use. Implications, limitations, and suggestions for further research are discussed.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Primack, BAbprimack@pitt.eduBPRIMACK
Kraemer, KLkek5@pitt.eduKEK5
Fine, MJmjf1@pitt.eduMJF10000-0003-3470-9846
Dalton, MA
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Center for Research on Media, Technology, and Health
Date: 1 April 2009
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Substance Use and Misuse
Volume: 44
Number: 5
Page Range: 722 - 739
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1080/10826080802490097
Schools and Programs: School of Medicine > Medicine
School of Medicine > Pediatrics
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1082-6084
MeSH Headings: Achievement; Adolescent; Alcohol Drinking--epidemiology; Alcohol Drinking--psychology; Comorbidity; Depression--epidemiology; Depression--psychology; Exploratory Behavior; Female; Health Surveys; Humans; Male; Marijuana Abuse--epidemiology; Marijuana Abuse--psychology; Mass Media--utilization; Parenting--psychology; Peer Group; Pennsylvania; Risk Factors; Social Environment; Social Identification; Utilization Review
Other ID: NLM NIHMS256362, NLM PMC3008330
PubMed Central ID: PMC3008330
PubMed ID: 19306219
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2014 17:55
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2021 10:55


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