Health  Vol.6 No.11 , May 2014
Pattern of Alcohol Consumption in Registered Users of a Family Health Unit
ABSTRACT
The alcohol abuse is associated with a wide range of social, health and legal problems to analyze the pattern of alcohol consumption of users of a Family Health Unit. A descriptive, cross-sectional study with a quantitative approach, conducted with 207 users of a Family Health Unit who responded the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test. Data were analyzed with the aid of the STATA/SE 12.0 software. To analyze the association of the variables, the chi-square and Fisher’s exact test were used. Of the participants, 40.6% presented abusive consumption of alcohol, which is strongly associated to the male sex, single, between 18 and 30 years of age, who have no religion and some sort of occupation. There was no relation with monthly income and education. Screening and prevention programs to alcohol abuse are important for the most vulnerable group in the primary health care.

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da Silva, J. , Guimarães, F. , Perrelli, J. , dos Santos, Z. and Pagliuca, L. (2014) Pattern of Alcohol Consumption in Registered Users of a Family Health Unit. Health, 6, 1172-1179. doi: 10.4236/health.2014.611144.
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