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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Prevalence Of Alcohol Abuse And Associated Factors In A Population-based Study.
Author: Barros, Marilisa Berti de Azevedo
Botega, Neury José
Dalgalarrondo, Paulo
Marín-León, Letícia
de Oliveira, Helenice Bosco
Abstract: To estimate the prevalence of alcohol abuse/dependence and identify associated factors among demographic, family, socioeconomic and mental health variables. A household survey was carried out in the urban area of Campinas, southeastern Brazil, in 2003. A total of 515 subjects, aged 14 years or more were randomly selected using a stratified cluster sample. The Self-Report Questionnaire and the Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test were used in the interview. Prevalences were calculated, and univariate and multivariate logistic analyses performed by estimating odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals. The estimated prevalence of alcohol abuse/dependence was 13.1% (95% CI: 8.4;19.9) in men and 4.1% (95% CI: 1.9;8.6) in women. In the final multiple logistic regression model, alcohol abuse/dependence was significantly associated with age, income, schooling, religion and illicit drug use. The adjusted odds ratios were significantly higher in following variables: income between 2,501 and 10,000 dollars (OR=10.29); income above 10,000 dollars (OR=10.20); less than 12 years of schooling (OR=13.42); no religion (OR=9.16) or religion other than Evangelical (OR=4.77); and illicit drug use during lifetime (OR=4.47). Alcohol abuse and dependence patterns were different according to age group. There is a significantly high prevalence of alcohol abuse/dependence in this population. The knowledge of factors associated with alcohol abuse, and differences in consumption patterns should be taken into account in the development of harm reduction strategies.
Subject: Adolescent
Alcohol-related Disorders
Cultural Characteristics
Interviews As Topic
Middle Aged
Risk Factors
Socioeconomic Factors
Urban Population
Citation: Revista De Saúde Pública. v. 41, n. 4, p. 502-9, 2007-Aug.
Rights: aberto
Date Issue: 2007
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