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Title: Drinking patterns and associated problems in Brazil
Other Titles: Patrones de consumo de alcohol y problemas asociados en Brasil
Authors: Caetano, Raul [UNIFESP]
Madruga, Clarice [UNIFESP]
Pinsky, Ilana [UNIFESP]
Laranjeira, Ronaldo [UNIFESP]
Univ Texas Sch Publ Hlth
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Keywords: Brazil
alcohol use disorders
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2013
Publisher: Socidrogalcohol
Citation: Adicciones. Palma De Mallorca: Socidrogalcohol, v. 25, n. 4, p. 287-293, 2013.
Abstract: This paper describes patterns of alcohol consumption and associated problems in Brazil. Data came from a multicluster random sample of 2,346 Brazilians 18 years of age and older. The survey was conducted in 2005-2006 and had a response rate of 66.4%. About 35% of the men and 59% of the women did not drink in the past 12 months, while 39% of the men and 13% of the women consumed alcohol at least once a week. Further, 38% of the men and 17% of the women consumed 5 or more drinks usually, and 40% of the men and 18% of the women reported binge drinking in the past 12 months. The prevalence of alcohol use disorders ( DSM-4 abuse and/or dependence) was 19% among men and 4% among women. Although abstinence in Brazil is relatively high, binge drinking is frequent and, thus, alcohol problems and alcohol use disorders are also frequent.
ISSN: 0214-4840
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