Exposure to Alcohol Use in Motion Pictures and Teen Drinking in Latin America
Raul Mejia, Adriana Pérez, Erika N. Abad-Vivero, Christy Kollath-Cattano, Inti Barrientos-Gutierrez, James F. Thrasher and James D. Sargent
Article first published online: 9 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/acer.12986
This study examines whether exposure to alcohol use in films is associated with alcohol use in 13,295 middle school students from public and private schools in two Latin American countries. This figure shows the crude association between exposure to alcohol in popular films and alcohol use susceptibility, current alcohol use, and binge drinking. After adjustment, higher levels of exposure to alcohol use in films were associated with higher likelihood of alcohol use in Latin American adolescents.