Internet Gambling, Health, Smoking and Alcohol Use: Findings from the 2007 British Gambling Prevalence Survey

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  • authors:

    Bob Erens, Mark Griffiths, Jim Orford, Kerry Sproston, Heather Wardle
  • published in

    : 2009
  • summary

    : This study provides analysis of a representative national sample of Internet gamblers. Using participant data from the 2007 British Gambling Prevalence Survey (n  = 9003 adults aged 16 years and over), all participants who had gambled online, bet online, and/or who had used a betting exchange in the last 12 months (6% of the total sample) were compared with all other gamblers who had not gambled via the Internet (62% of the sample). Results showed that Internet gambling and non-Internet gambling had a significant association with smoking (nicotine) and drinking (alcohol). Self-reported general health status was not significantly associated with Internet gambling but was significantly associated with offline gambling. Analysis of DSM-IV scores showed that problem gambling prevalence rate was significantly higher among Internet gamblers than non-Internet gamblers (5% versus 0.5%) and that Internet gamblers were significantly more likely to endorse individual DSM-IV items compared to non-Internet gamblers.
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    : https://springerlink3.metapress.com/content/24717w407j8j4...

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  • type

    : article in journal
  • publisher

    : Springer
  • is part of a publication

    : International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
  • original language

    : English
  • keywords

    : addiction , alcohol use , cigarette smoking , gambling , health , internet gambling , online gambling
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