Drinking patterns and associated problems in Brazil

Drinking patterns and associated problems in Brazil

Alternative title Patrones de consumo de alcohol y problemas asociados en Brasil
Author Caetano, Raul Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Madruga, Clarice Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Pinsky, Ilana Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Laranjeira, Ronaldo Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Univ Texas Sch Publ Hlth
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
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.
Keywords Brazil
alcohol use disorders
Language English
Date 2013-01-01
Published in Adicciones. Palma De Mallorca: Socidrogalcohol, v. 25, n. 4, p. 287-293, 2013.
ISSN 0214-4840 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Socidrogalcohol
Extent 287-293
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.20882/adicciones.28
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000326635700001
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/11600/42117

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