Swelogs facts sheet no 10 2014, 100,000 new problem gamblers in one year

Between 2008/2009 and 2009/2010 100,000 people in Sweden became new problem gamblers and at the same time roughly the same number moved out of the problem gambling category.

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About Swelogs

Swelogs, the Swedish longitudinal gambling study, is a Swedish population study of health and gambling being conducted over seven years, between 2008 and 2015. The study aims to build an evidence base to develop effective preventive measures against the harmful effects of excessive gambling. The roughly 8,000 randomly selected respondents between the ages of 16 and 84 who took part in the baseline study will be contacted at least three more times during the course of the study. Data used in this fact sheet is from 2008/2009. The degree of gambling problems was assessed based on the measurement instrument Problem Gambling Severity Index (PGSI).

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  • Author: Public Health Agency of Sweden
  • Release date: 2014-04-07

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