Riskier lifestyle, aggression and public drinking

Findings from a general population of adults in the United States
  • Kathleen A. Parks
  • Brian M. Quigley


Information about alcohol consumption and the public drinking context of bars among the general population is limited. Fisher1 assessed tavern use among men and women during the late 1970s using the General Social Survey (GSS). The GSS consists of interviews from a general population sample of individuals over the age of 18 in the United States from 1972 through 19982. Fisher1 found that going to a tavern was most frequently predicted by being younger, male, not married, less religious, and a drinker.


Alcohol Consumption Sexual Partner General Social Survey General Population Sample Potential Victim 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kathleen A. Parks
    • 1
  • Brian M. Quigley
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Institute on AddictionsBuffaloUSA

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