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Title: ALCOHOL, GENDER, AND CULTURE: Why are they important for policy? Sharon C. Wilsnack, Ph.D. University of North Dakota School of Medicine


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ALCOHOL, GENDER, AND CULTURE Why are they
important for policy? Sharon C. Wilsnack,
Ph.D. University of North Dakota School of
Medicine Health Sciences Grand Forks, North
Dakota, USA I Pan American Conference on
Alcohol Policies Brasilia, Brazil November 29,
2005
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GOALS OF PRESENTATION
  • Why are gender and culture important for alcohol
    policy?

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GOALS OF PRESENTATION
  • Why are gender and culture important for alcohol
    policy?
  • Brief history of GENACIS and Multicentric Study

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GOALS OF PRESENTATION
  • Why are gender and culture important for alcohol
    policy?
  • Brief history of GENACIS and Multicentric Study
  • A few examples from Latin America

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GENACIS Gender, Alcohol, and Culture
An International Study
With funding from the European Union, the U.S.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and
Alcoholism, the World Health Organization, and
the Pan American Health Organization.
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BUILDING ON PAST EXPERIENCE, GENACIS USES . . .
  • New Surveys
  • Similar Methods
  • Comparable Questions

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GENACIS SURVEYS CONDUCTED IN 36 COUNTRIES
  • (Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belize, Brazil,
    Canada, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark,
    Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Isle
    of Man, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan,
    Kazakhstan, Mexico, Netherlands, Nicaragua,
    Nigeria, Norway, Peru, Russia, Spain, Sri Lanka,
    Sweden, Switzerland, Uganda, UK, Uruguay, USA)

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Multicentric Study of Gender, Alcohol, Culture
and Harm New surveys in
  • Belize
  • Brazil
  • Nicaragua
  • Peru

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DRINKING PATTERNS IN FIVE LATIN AMERICAN
COUNTRIES
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COUNTRY DATA FROM . . .
  • Argentina Myriam Munné
  • Brazil Florence Kerr-Corrêa
  • Costa Rica Julio Bejarano
  • Mexico Maria-Elena Medina-Mora
    Martha Romero
  • Uruguay Raquel Magri
  • USA Thomas Greenfield

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CAUTION
  • Some surveys represent regions, some entire
    country

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CONCLUSIONS
  • Gender and culture strong influences on alcohol
    use/abuse

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CONCLUSIONS
  • Gender and culture strong influences on alcohol
    use/abuse
  • Gender- and culture-specific analyses help to
    identify
  • High-risk groups for prevention
    efforts
  • Potential strategies for prevention
    and policy

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CONCLUSIONS
  • Gender and culture strong influences on alcohol
    use/abuse
  • Gender- and culture-specific analyses help to
    identify
  • High-risk groups for prevention
    efforts
  • Potential strategies for prevention
    and policy
  • PAHOs Multicentric Study a valuable resource for
    alcohol policy development in the Americas

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THANK YOU
  • Ben Taylor Centre for Addiction and Mental
    Health Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Arlinda Kristjanson University of North Dakota
    School of Medicine Health Sciences Grand
    Forks, ND, USA

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Contact Information
  • Sharon C. Wilsnack (swilsnac_at_medicine.nodak.edu)
  • Department of Clinical Neuroscience
  • University of North Dakota
  • School of Medicine Health Sciences
  • P.O. Box 9037
  • Grand Forks, ND 58202-9037
  • USA
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