authors:Jason Blankenship, Philip May, Randall Starling, Gill Woodall
published in: 2009
summary: Included in both the 1996 and 1998 Survey of Gambling Behavior in New Mexico was a scale of individual problem gambling. To assess problems related to gambling behavior, questions were developed using the DSM-IV criteria for pathological gambling. The purpose of this paper is to describe problem gamblers in New Mexico. Descriptive data indicate that 12% (n = 321) of the respondents (N = 2,674) reported problem gambling behavior. Further analysis reveal that 51% of those reporting problem gambling behavior were male, and 48% of respondents were married. Forty-eight percent of problem gambler respondents identified themselves as Hispanic ethnicity and 37% non-Hispanic whites. The mean age of problem gamblers was 37.4 years, and the mean annual income was $45,638. Data were separated by survey year to analyze any changes in reported problem gambling. Overall, 12,008 people per 100,000 population reported a mild to severe gambling problem in the period 1996–1998. Statistical significance was revealed in some gambling activities between low/moderate and serious problem gamblers. Recommendations include replicating this survey in New Mexico to determine additional patterns of problem gambling.
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type: article in journal
publisher: Springer New York
is part of a publication: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
copyright: © Springer. Part of Springer Science+Business Media
other publication details: jan. 2009
original language: English
article pagination: start page: 138 - end page: 148
keywords: casino , gambling , gaming , New Mexico , problem gambling
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