Risk factors for a first time drink-driving conviction among young males: A birth cohort study of all males born in Denmark in 1966

Christoffersen, M. and Soothill, K. and Francis, B. (2008) Risk factors for a first time drink-driving conviction among young males: A birth cohort study of all males born in Denmark in 1966. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 34 (4). pp. 415-425. ISSN 0740-5472

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Abstract

Using a complete birth cohort of all young men born in 1966 in Denmark (N = 43,403), the prevalence of a first-time drink-driving conviction among young men is estimated. More than 7% of the total male birth cohort was so convicted before the age of 27 years. In an examination of risk factors for a first-time drink-driving conviction, young adults coming from potentially vulnerable groups have an increased risk. Earlier criminal convictions of various types were also significant predictors of drink driving. Situational pressures also play a part and are controlled for, with the risk of a drink-driving conviction increased substantially in rural areas compared to metropolitan areas. The study concludes that disadvantages during adolescence, including parental substance abuse, having a teenage mother, and domestic violence, are associated with a first-time drink-driving conviction.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Driving under the influence, drink driving, conviction, childhhod factors, risk factors, life course
Subjects:5. Quantitative Data Handling and Data Analysis > 5.7 Longitudinal Data Analysis
ID Code:697
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Deposited On:02 Apr 2009 13:29
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