Alcohol, gender, and drinking problems : perspectives from by Isidore Silas Obot; Robin Room; GENACIS (Organization);

By Isidore Silas Obot; Robin Room; GENACIS (Organization); World Health Organization. Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse

Avalia a situação, os efeitos e a incidência determinada por fatores culturais e de gênero do alcoolismo nos seguintes países em desenvolvimento: Argentina, Brasil, Costa Rica, Índia, México, Nigéria, Sri Lanka, Uganda.

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0 OTHER SOCIAL HARMS drinking would be expected to aggravate the situation. 7% strongly agreed with this statement). 9% somewhat agreed. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION Alcohol use is widespread in Argentina. 5%) were current drinkers and 50% of these drank at least once a month. As in other cultures, men drank more quantity and more frequently than women. The younger age group was the one that consumed more alcohol. Most of the drinking was done in the respondent’s own home and at friend’s home. Men reported more positive consequences of drinking as well as more negative consequences.

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PROCEDURE Data collection was through face to face interviews. The questionnaire was piloted with a sample of 30. Only a few changes were made to the final version of the questionnaire before starting the fieldwork. Previous experience in surveys was one of the main considerations in the selection of interviewers. The interviewers were psychologists, anthropologists, sociologists and social workers, and a few were university students. Most of them were women. Apart from the training, the interviewers were given a “Manual for interviewers,” a sheet with different community resources on alcohol and drugs, agencies dealing with domestic violence, a letter of presentation and their identification card.

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