The association between alcohol-flavoured non-alcoholic beverages and alcohol use in Japanese adolescents

Aya Kinjo, Aya Imamoto, Maki Ikeda, Osamu Itani, Takashi Ohida, Yoshitaka Kaneita, Hideyuki Kanda, Takeo Tanihata, Susumu Higuchi, Yoneatsu Osaki

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Aims: There are no legal regulations in Japan governing minors' consumption of alcoholflavoured non-alcoholic beverages (AFNAB); therefore, we examined if their consumption could lead to increased alcohol use among adolescents in Japan. Methods: This cross-sectional study used a nonclinical, nationally representative sample of 38,494 junior (19,662 boys) and 61,556 senior (31,925 boys) high school students recruited in 2012. We measured AFNAB consumption rates and the order that adolescents first consumed AFNAB and alcohol. Results: The AFNAB consumption was strongly associated with alcohol use in high school students. Among all age groups, alcohol was more commonly consumed before AFNAB for both males and females. Conclusions: Consumption of AFNAB is more prevalent among minors than alcohol consumption and it has a strong association with alcohol consumption. However, concerns that AFNAB use would lead to increased alcohol use were not supported because AFNAB consumption usually started after adolescents began consuming alcohol. Short Summary: Consumption of AFNAB is more prevalent among high school students than alcohol consumption and it has a strong association with alcohol consumption. However, concerns that AFNAB use would lead to increased alcohol use were not supported because AFNAB consumption usually started after adolescents began consuming alcohol.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberagw081
Pages (from-to)351-357
Number of pages7
JournalAlcohol and Alcoholism
Volume52
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

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Beverages
Alcohols
Alcohol Drinking
Minors
Students
Japan
Age Groups
Cross-Sectional Studies

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  • Toxicology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Kinjo, A., Imamoto, A., Ikeda, M., Itani, O., Ohida, T., Kaneita, Y., ... Osaki, Y. (2017). The association between alcohol-flavoured non-alcoholic beverages and alcohol use in Japanese adolescents. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 52(3), 351-357. [agw081]. https://doi.org/10.1093/alcalc/agw081

The association between alcohol-flavoured non-alcoholic beverages and alcohol use in Japanese adolescents. / Kinjo, Aya; Imamoto, Aya; Ikeda, Maki; Itani, Osamu; Ohida, Takashi; Kaneita, Yoshitaka; Kanda, Hideyuki; Tanihata, Takeo; Higuchi, Susumu; Osaki, Yoneatsu.

In: Alcohol and Alcoholism, Vol. 52, No. 3, agw081, 01.05.2017, p. 351-357.

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Kinjo, A, Imamoto, A, Ikeda, M, Itani, O, Ohida, T, Kaneita, Y, Kanda, H, Tanihata, T, Higuchi, S & Osaki, Y 2017, 'The association between alcohol-flavoured non-alcoholic beverages and alcohol use in Japanese adolescents', Alcohol and Alcoholism, vol. 52, no. 3, agw081, pp. 351-357. https://doi.org/10.1093/alcalc/agw081
Kinjo, Aya ; Imamoto, Aya ; Ikeda, Maki ; Itani, Osamu ; Ohida, Takashi ; Kaneita, Yoshitaka ; Kanda, Hideyuki ; Tanihata, Takeo ; Higuchi, Susumu ; Osaki, Yoneatsu. / The association between alcohol-flavoured non-alcoholic beverages and alcohol use in Japanese adolescents. In: Alcohol and Alcoholism. 2017 ; Vol. 52, No. 3. pp. 351-357.
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