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dc.contributor.authorMannes, Zachary L
dc.contributor.authorHasin, Deborah S
dc.contributor.authorMartins, Silvia S
dc.contributor.authorGonçalves, Priscila D
dc.contributor.authorLivne, Ofir
dc.contributor.authorde Oliveira, Lucio G
dc.contributor.authorde Andrade, Arthur G
dc.contributor.authorMcReynolds, Larkin S
dc.contributor.authorMcDuff, David
dc.contributor.authorHainline, Brian
dc.contributor.authorCastaldelli-Maia, João M
dc.date.accessioned2022-04-01T11:54:13Z
dc.date.available2022-04-01T11:54:13Z
dc.date.issued2022-03-14
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10713/18428
dc.description.abstractObjective: We examined the prevalence of risky alcohol and cannabis use among Brazilian varsity college athletes and whether this group had a greater likelihood of risky use than non-athletes. Methods: In 2009, Brazilian college students (n=12,711) were recruited for a national stratified random survey. Their sociodemographic characteristics, mental health, substance use, and participation in varsity sports were assessed. Binary logistic regression models were used to examine the association between varsity athlete status and moderate to high-risk alcohol and cannabis use. Results: Among varsity athletes, 67.6 and 10.7% reported risky alcohol and cannabis use, respectively. Varsity athletes had greater odds of risky alcohol consumption than non-athletes (aOR = 2.02, 95%CI 1.08-3.78). Varsity athletes also had greater odds of risky cannabis use than non-athletes in unadjusted analyses (OR = 2.57, 95%CI 1.05-6.28), although this relationship was attenuated after covariate adjustment. Conclusions: Among college students in Brazil, varsity athletes had a higher prevalence of risky alcohol and cannabis use than non-athletes. The rates were considerably higher than those observed among samples of U.S. college athletes. Future research should examine the use of these substances among varsity college athletes in other middle-income countries since these findings will likely guide prevention and treatment efforts.en_US
dc.description.urihttps://doi.org/10.1590/1516-4446-2021-2236en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherAssociação Brasileira de Psiquiatriaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofRevista brasileira de psiquiatria (Sao Paulo, Brazil : 1999)en_US
dc.titleDo varsity college athletes have a greater likelihood of risky alcohol and cannabis use than non-athletes? Results from a National Survey in Brazil.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1590/1516-4446-2021-2236
dc.identifier.pmid35293519
dc.source.journaltitleRevista brasileira de psiquiatria (Sao Paulo, Brazil : 1999)
dc.source.countryBrazil


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