Presented at the Workshop on Treatment Priorities and Health Disparities, September 24, 2002, Bethesda, Maryland.
Ethnicity and Psychiatric Comorbidity Among Alcohol-Dependent Persons Who Receive Inpatient Treatment: African Americans, Alaska Natives, Caucasians, and Hispanics
Article first published online: 3 MAY 2006
Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research
Volume 27, Issue 8, pages 1368–1373, August 2003
How to Cite
Hesselbrock, M. N., Hesselbrock, V. M., Segal, B., Schuckit, M. A. and Bucholz, K. (2003), Ethnicity and Psychiatric Comorbidity Among Alcohol-Dependent Persons Who Receive Inpatient Treatment: African Americans, Alaska Natives, Caucasians, and Hispanics. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 27: 1368–1373. doi: 10.1097/01.ALC.0000080164.21934.F9
- Issue published online: 3 MAY 2006
- Article first published online: 3 MAY 2006
- Received for publication May 20, 2003; accepted May 21, 2003.
- Co-occurring disorders
This study examined ethnic and gender differences of psychiatric comorbidity among alcohol dependent men and women from four ethnic groups: Alaska Native, Caucasians, African Americans, and Hispanics. The data were obtained through individual standardized interview; DSM-III-R diagnoses were obtained via a computer algorithm. The subjects inclued 1177 Caucasians, 361 African Americans, 93 Hispanics and 486 Alaska Natives. Significant ethnic differences were found in relation to age of onset of alcohol and multiple substance dependence and psychiatric comorbidity. Ethnic differences were also noted with regard to the health care utilizations.