The Hispanic Americans Baseline Alcohol Survey (HABLAS)

Rates and predictors of DUI across Hispanic national groups

Raul Caetano, Suhasini Ramisetty-Mikler, Lori A. Rodriguez

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Abstract

This paper examines rates of self-reported driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol and 12-month and lifetime DUI arrest rates among Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, Cuban Americans and South/Central Americans in the U.S. population. Using a multistage cluster sample design, a total of 5224 individuals 18 years of age and older were selected from the household population in five metropolitan areas of the U.S.: Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Houston and Los Angeles. The survey weighted response rate was 76%. Among men, 21% of Mexican Americans, 19.9% of South/Central Americans, 11.6% of Puerto Ricans and 6.9% of Cuban Americans reported DUI. Rates were lower among women, ranging from 9.7% for Mexican Americans to 1.3% for Cuban Americans. Mexican American men had the highest 12-month arrest rate (1.6%) and the highest lifetime arrest rate (11.2%). Drinkers who reported DUI were heavier drinkers than those not reporting DUI according to a variety of indicators. However, most DUI incidents involved non-alcohol-dependent drivers. Mexican Americans and South Central/Americans, men, younger drivers, those with less than high school education, those with higher income and higher alcohol consumption were more likely to report DUI and DUI arrests. These findings show that Hispanic national groups in the U.S. are diverse regarding drinking and DUI-related experiences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)733-741
Number of pages9
JournalAccident Analysis and Prevention
Volume40
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2008

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Keywords

  • Driving under the influence
  • Epidemiology
  • Hispanic groups
  • Survey

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  • Transportation
  • Safety Research
  • Law
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
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The Hispanic Americans Baseline Alcohol Survey (HABLAS) : Rates and predictors of DUI across Hispanic national groups. / Caetano, Raul; Ramisetty-Mikler, Suhasini; Rodriguez, Lori A.

In: Accident Analysis and Prevention, Vol. 40, No. 2, 03.2008, p. 733-741.

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Caetano, Raul ; Ramisetty-Mikler, Suhasini ; Rodriguez, Lori A. / The Hispanic Americans Baseline Alcohol Survey (HABLAS) : Rates and predictors of DUI across Hispanic national groups. In: Accident Analysis and Prevention. 2008 ; Vol. 40, No. 2. pp. 733-741.
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