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Table 2 Partially Invariant Alcohol Abuse Measurement Model across Hispanics and Non-Hispanic Caucasians in 2001–2002 (Uniquenesses Constrained to 1 for both groups)

From: Assessing the adequacy of self-reported alcohol abuse measurement across time and ethnicity: cross-cultural equivalence across Hispanics and Caucasians in 1992, non-equivalence in 2001–2002

  Loadings Thresholds Proportion Endorsing Symptom
Abbreviated Item Labels Caucasians Hispanics Caucasians Hispanics Caucasians Hispanics
Drinking Interfered with Taking Care of Home or Family 1.27 2.31 -3.97 -5.78 0.007 0.008
Job or School Troubles Because of Drinking 1.43 1.43 -4.58 -4.25 0.004 0.006
More Than Once Drive Vehicle While Drinking 1.91 1.91 -3.18 -3.18 0.070 0.056
More Than Once Ride In Vehicle While Driver was Drinking 2.29 2.29 -3.25 -2.99 0.097 0.099
More Than Once Drive Vehicle After Too Much to Drink 1.60 1.60 -3.15 -3.25 0.048 0.036
Entered Into Dangerous Situation After Drinking 1.32 1.32 -3.17 -3.17 0.028 0.021
Continue to Drink Despite Causing Trouble With Family or Friends 1.47 1.47 -4.00 -3.58 0.012 0.017
Get Into Physical Fight While or After Drinking 1.02 1.54 -3.20 -3.66 0.013 0.019
Get Arrested or Have Legal Problems Because of Drinking 1.01 1.01 -3.41 -3.13 0.008 0.011
Ride in Car as Passenger While Drinking 1.96 1.96 -2.69 -2.69 0.110 0.101