Want to know the weather? Physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, and physical and emotional neglect, were evaluated as predictors of persistent alcohol and nicotine dependence over three years of follow-up, with and without control for other childhood adversities.
Alcohol and nicotine dependence are associated with considerable morbidity and mortality, especially when cases are persistent. Methodological issues in this area are also discussed.
Relative model fit was established by comparing Bayesian Information Criteria BIC , adjusted BIC, entropy, interpretability of latent classes, and certainty of latent class assignment for covariate-adjusted models. Self-regulation buffered against risk associated with heavy drinking but only among those low in sensation seeking.
The study found statistically significant associations between Deaf and Hard of Hearing students and students who were gay, lesbian, bisexual, or other sexual orientation with psychological abuse and physical abuse.