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dc.contributor.authorLucchetti, Giancarlo
dc.contributor.authorKoenig, Harold G.
dc.contributor.authorPinsky, Ilana [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.authorLaranjeira, Ronaldo [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.authorVallada, Homero
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-14T13:46:58Z
dc.date.available2015-06-14T13:46:58Z
dc.date.issued2014-03-01
dc.identifierhttp://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1516-44462014000100003
dc.identifier.citationRevista Brasileira de Psiquiatria. Associação Brasileira de Psiquiatria - ABP, v. 36, n. 1, p. 4-10, 2014.
dc.identifier.issn1516-4446
dc.identifier.urihttp://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/8272
dc.description.abstractObjective: The connection between lower alcohol use and religiousness has been extensively examined. Nevertheless, few studies have assessed how religion and religiousness influence public policies. The present study seeks to understand the influence of religious beliefs on attitudes toward alcohol use. Methods: A door-to-door, nationwide, multistage population-based survey was carried out. Self-reported religiousness, religious attendance, and attitudes toward use of alcohol policies (such as approval of public health interventions, attitudes about drinking and driving, and attitudes toward other alcohol problems and their harmful effects) were examined. Multiple logistic regression was used to control for confounders and to assess explanatory variables. Results: The sample was composed of 3,007 participants; 57.3% were female and mean age was 35.7 years. Religiousness was generally associated with more negative attitudes toward alcohol, such as limiting hours of sale (p < 0.01), not having alcohol available in corner shops (p < 0.01), prohibiting alcohol advertisements on TV (p < 0.01), raising the legal drinking age (p < 0.01), and raising taxes on alcohol (p < 0.05). Higher religious attendance was associated with less alcohol problems (OR: 0.61, 95%CI 0.40-0.91, p = 0.017), and self-reported religiousness was associated with less harmful effects of drinking (OR: 0.61, 95%CI 0.43-0.88, p = 0.009). Conclusions: Those with high levels of religiousness support more restrictive alcohol policies. These findings corroborate previous studies showing that religious people consume less alcohol and have fewer alcohol-related problems.en
dc.format.extent4-10
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherAssociação Brasileira de Psiquiatria - ABP
dc.relation.ispartofRevista Brasileira de Psiquiatria
dc.rightsAcesso aberto
dc.subjectReligion and medicineen
dc.subjectspiritualityen
dc.subjectsubstance-related disordersen
dc.subjectalcoholismen
dc.titleReligious beliefs and alcohol control policies: a Brazilian nationwide studyen
dc.typeArtigo
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Federal de Juiz de Fora (UFJF) Department of Medicine
dc.contributor.institutionHospital João Evangelista (HOJE)
dc.contributor.institutionAssociação Médico-Espírita Internacional
dc.contributor.institutionDuke University Medical Center
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade de São Paulo (USP)
dc.description.affiliationUniversidade Federal de Juiz de Fora (UFJF) Department of Medicine
dc.description.affiliationHospital João Evangelista (HOJE)
dc.description.affiliationAssociação Médico-Espírita Internacional
dc.description.affiliationDuke University Medical Center
dc.description.affiliationUniversidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP) Department of Psychiatry
dc.description.affiliationUniversidade de São Paulo (USP) Department of Psychiatry
dc.description.affiliationUnifespUNIFESP, Department of Psychiatry
dc.identifier.fileS1516-44462014000100004.pdf
dc.identifier.scieloS1516-44462014000100004
dc.identifier.doi10.1590/1516-4446-2012-1051
dc.description.sourceSciELO


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