alexa Alcohol consumption among college students
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Family Medicine & Medical Science Research

Author(s): Adriano Antonio da Silva Pedro, Luiz Antonio Bastos Camacho, Sonia Regina Lambert Passos, Rachel Vasconcellos Carvalhaes

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Consumption of alcoholic beverages is widely by the media Encouraged, Despite the related health risks. Today's students in the health fields are the professionals of tomorrow who will be providing advice and serving the role models for patients. The aim of this study was to analyze alcohol consumption and related factors Among These students. The total of 608 male and female university students from Maceio, the capital of Alagoas State, Brazil, completed the self-administered questionnaire. Data analysis included Poisson regression and multinomial logistic models. Prevalence of lifetime use of alcohol was 90.4%. Prevalence of alcohol abuse was 18.3% in men and 6.1% in women. Heavier alcohol consumption and alcohol abuse Were Observed in males, older students, non-natives of Maceio, smokers, and Those exposed to alcohol advertising. The results emphasized the vulnerability of These young people to risky health behaviors. Their social future role highlights distinct needs in Their university education to enable Them to act professionally in this area.

This article was published in SciElo and referenced in Family Medicine & Medical Science Research

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