The Population Prevalence of Problem Gambling [Electronic Resource] : Methodological Influences, Standardized Rates, Jurisdictional Differences, and Worldwide Trends Essay

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1 2012 30024Ca1.2BelB THE POPULATION PREVALENCE OF PROBLEM GAMBLING: Methodological Influences, Standardized Rates, Jurisdictional Differences, and Worldwide Trends Robert J. Williams, Ph.D. Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, and Coordinator, Alberta Gambling Research Institute University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada Rachel A. Volberg, Ph.D. President, Gemini Research Northampton, Massachusetts, United States Rhys M.G. Stevens, M.L.I.S. Librarian, Alberta Gambling Research Institute University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada REPORT PREPARED FOR THE ONTARIO PROBLEM GAMBLING RESEARCH CENTRE & THE ONTARIO MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND LONG TERM CARE May 8 2012 2 Citation Williams, R.J., Volberg, R.A. & Stevens, R.M.G. (2012). The Population Prevalence of Problem Gambling: Methodological Influences, Standardized Rates, Jurisdictional Differences, and Worldwide Trends. Report prepared for the Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. May 8, 2012. http://hdl.handle.net/10133/3068 Contact Information Dr. Robert J. Williams Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences & Research Coordinator, Alberta Gambling Research Institute 3017 Markin Hall University of Lethbridge Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada T1K 3M4 403-382-7128 robert.williams@uleth.ca Dr. Rachel Volberg President, Gemini Research PO Box 1390 Northampton, Massachusetts, United States 01061-1390 413-584-4667 rvolberg@geminiresearch.com Rhys M.G. Stevens Librarian, Alberta Gambling Research Institute University of Lethbridge Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada T1K 3M4 403-329-5176 Rhys.stevens@uleth.ca Acknowledgments The authors would like to thank the anonymous external reviewers as well as Beverly West (Research Associate, University of Lethbridge) for their very helpful

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