Alcohol and Adaptation to Exile in Miami’s Cuban Population

  • J. Bryan Page
  • Lucy Rio
  • Jacqueline Sweeney
  • Carolyn McKay


Miami has a multicultural population in which Hispanics are a plurality (about 35%), and primarily Cuban (Metropolitan Dade County, 1983). Because Cubans who originally immigrated to other parts of the United States are constantly “trickling back” to settle in Dade County (Prohias & Casal, 1973), and Hispanic households tend to underreport in the Census, total figures are approximate, but 700,000 to 800,000 is a reasonable estimate of the Cuban population here.


Drinking Pattern Drinking Frequency Culture Contact Dade County Michigan Alcohol Screening Test 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Bryan Page
    • 1
  • Lucy Rio
    • 1
  • Jacqueline Sweeney
    • 1
  • Carolyn McKay
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Miami School of MedicineMiamiUSA

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