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J Ethn Subst Abuse. 2018 Oct-Dec;17(4):478-500. doi: 10.1080/15332640.2017.1288190. Epub 2017 Mar 10.

Prevalence and correlates of arrests or stops for drunk driving on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border.

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1
a Addiction Research Institute, The University of Texas at Austin , Austin , Texas.
2
b Alcohol Research Group , Emeryville , California.
3
c Instituto Nacional de Psiquiatría, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, San Lorenzo Huipulco , México D.F. , México.

Abstract

Risk for driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) may be higher in U.S. and Mexico border cities as compared to nonborder cities in each country. We examine rates and correlates of self-reported DUI arrests or stops on both sides of the border, drawing on a large-scale survey of 4,796 Mexicans and Mexican Americans in border and nonborder cities of Texas and two states in Mexico. Findings varied by site and country and did not consistently show higher rates on the border. DUI prevention efforts should consider the heterogeneity of local conditions and needs.

KEYWORDS:

Border; DUI; Hispanic; Mexican; Mexican-American

PMID:
28281916
PMCID:
PMC5592120
[Available on 2019-10-01]
DOI:
10.1080/15332640.2017.1288190

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