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Accid Anal Prev. 1996 Nov;28(6):755-64.

Alcohol-related predictors of adolescent driving: gender differences in crashes and offenses.

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  • 1University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, Ann Arbor 48109-2150, USA.


Demographic and alcohol-related data collected from eight-grade students (age 13 years) were used in logistic regression to predict subsequent first-year driving crashes and offenses (age 17 years). For young men's crashes and offenses, good-fitting models used living situation (both parents or not), parents' attitude about teen drinking (negative or neutral), and the interaction term. Young men who lived with both parents and reported negative parental attitudes regarding teen drinking were less likely to have crashes and offenses. For young women's crashes, a good-fitting model included friends' involvement with alcohol. Young women who reported that their friends were not involved with alcohol were least likely to have crashes. No model predicting young women's offenses emerged.

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