Problematic gambling in deaf and hearing-impaired young people in Sweden

Problematic gambling is a public health problem. Deaf and hearing-impaired young people are a high-risk group regarding health and lifestyles. There are indications that young people with disabilities gamble to a greater extent than adolescents without disabilities. Whether this applies specifically to the group deaf and hearing-impaired adolescents is a knowledge gap. This pilot study aims to investigate the prevalence and type of gambling problems in deaf students (16–19 years old) and to identify the group’s risk and protective factors for problematic gambling.

Source: Fröding, K., Geidne, S., & Larsson, M. (2015). Problematic gambling in deaf and hearing-impaired young people in Sweden. The European Journal of Public Health, 25(suppl 3), ckv175.104. http://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckv175.104

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