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The epidemiology of problem drinking in Butajira, Ethiopia.
Amanuel Psychiatric Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Psychiatry.
1999 (English)In: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica Supplementum, ISSN 0065-1591, Vol. 100, no S397, 77-83 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In order to determine the prevalence and socio-demographic correlates of problem drinking, a total of 10,468 persons aged 15 and above, most residing in a rural district, were interviewed using the CAGE questionnaire as an important element of a general mental health survey. Twenty-three per cent of the respondents admitted that they currently drank alcohol. The prevalence of alcohol drinking was 15% for women and 36% for men. Among those who drank, 16% met the criterion for problem drinking as defined by two or more positive responses to the CAGE. The overall prevalence for problem drinking was found to be 3.7%. Stratified analysis for sex showed that Christian religion, male sex, being ethnically non-Gurage, and smoking were strongly associated with problem drinking in both sexes. Marital status, mental distress and income were found to be associated factors with problem drinking only in men.

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1999. Vol. 100, no S397, 77-83 p.
Keyword [en]
alcohol;mental distress;Ethiopia
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-43947DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0447.1999.tb10698.xPubMedID: 10470359OAI: diva2:417333
Available from: 2011-05-16 Created: 2011-05-16 Last updated: 2012-02-27Bibliographically approved

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