Title: Sociodemographic Correlates and Morbidity in Lottery Gamblers: Results from a Population Survey
year: 2016
Journal: J Gambl Stud
Volume: 32
Issue: 1
Pages: 291-305
Epubdate: 17/03/2015
date: Mar
Alternate Journal: Journal of gambling studies
ISSN: 1050-5350
Article Number: 25773868
Keywords: Adult Aged Behavior, Addictive/*epidemiology/psychology Comorbidity Cross-Sectional Studies Ethnic Groups/statistics & numerical data Female Gambling/*epidemiology/psychology Humans Male Middle Aged Prevalence Singapore/epidemiology Social Problems Sports/psychology/*statistics & numerical data Substance-Related Disorders/epidemiology Young Adult Lottery gambling Pathological gambling Singapore Survey
Abstract: The aim of the current study was to examine the socio-demographic correlates, the association of mental and physical illness, and the prevalence of pathological gambling among three groups (1) those with lottery gambling only (2) those with lottery and other types of gambling and (3) those with other types of gambling only-such as playing cards, sports betting, horse racing, casino gambling etc. Data was used from a nationwide cross-sectional epidemiological nationally representative survey of the resident (Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents) population in Singapore of 6616 Singaporean adults aged 18 years and older. All respondents were administered the South Oaks Gambling Screen to screen for pathological gambling. The diagnoses of mental disorders were established using the Composite International Diagnostic Interview and relevant socio-demographic data was collected using a structured questionnaire. Lottery gambling was by far the most popular form of gambling in Singapore, with 83.5 % of those who had ever gambled indicating that they had participated in lottery gambling. Those who participated in lottery gambling alone were more likely to belong to the older age group (as compared to the 18-35 years age group), be of Indian ethnicity, have a secondary or vocational education, and earn a lower income as compared to the other two groups. Our findings that those with pure lottery gambling were significantly less likely to be pathological gamblers and had significantly lower odds of psychiatric and physical morbidity as compared to the other two groups are unique and need further research.
Notes: 1573-3602 Subramaniam, Mythily Tang, Benjamin Abdin, Edimansyah Vaingankar, Janhavi Ajit Picco, Louisa Chong, Siow Ann Journal Article Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't United States J Gambl Stud. 2016 Mar;32(1):291-305. doi: 10.1007/s10899-015-9534-1.
URL: http://rd.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10899-015-9534-1
URI: https://open-access.imh.com.sg/handle/123456789/5079
Authors Address: Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Buangkok Green Medical Park, 10 Buangkok View, Singapore, 539747, Singapore. Mythily@imh.com.sg. Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, Singapore, Singapore. Mythily@imh.com.sg. Research Division, Institute of Mental Health, Buangkok Green Medical Park, 10 Buangkok View, Singapore, 539747, Singapore.
Database Provider: NLM
language: eng
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