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Intersecting Sex and American Indian Identity Moderates School and Individual Correlates of Binge Drinking Among Reservation-Area Adolescents

This study applied an intersectional framework to examine risk and protective factors of binge drinking among reservation-area youth at the intersection of their sex and American Indian (AI) identities. A nationally representative sample of adolescents (14,769) attending 103 reservation-serving schools completed a survey between 2015 and 2019. Findings indicated that the effects of student and school-level risk and protective factors on adolescents’ binge drinking were driven primarily by sex within AI and non-AI groups. The study presented implications for conducting future confirmatory research and tailoring school-based prevention programs.

This paper, “Intersecting sex and American Indian identity moderates school and individual correlates of binge drinking among reservation-area adolescents,” was funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and published in the Journal of psychopathology and clinical science.

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