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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Hazardous Use Of Alcohol Among Undergraduate Students At A Public University
Author: Santos A.
Neves M.C.C.
Azevedo R.C.S.
Banzato C.E.M.
Dantas C.R.
Oliveira M.L.C.
Dalgalarrondo P.
Abstract: Background: The potentially harmful consequences of alcohol use among undergraduates have become a growing concern in recent years. Objectives: This study aimed to determine the prevalence of hazardous use of alcohol in this population and to identify demographic and psychosocial factors associated with this pattern of consumption. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study using an anonymous and self-completed questionnaire in the classroom. The questionnaire was administered to 1,290 enrolled male and female students, which comprised a proportional sample of the main areas of knowledge at University of Campinas. The questionnaire produced sociodemographic and psychosocial profiles and the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test was used to detect hazardous use of alcohol. Results: The prevalence of hazardous use of alcohol among the study participants was 24%. Male gender, subjective perceived social support in case of difficulties, being sexually active, not dating, having smoked tobacco cigarettes or marijuana, and having used other illicit psychoactive substances were associated with hazardous use of alcohol. Discussion: Variables related to gender, sexuality, affective partnerships, and consumption of other psychoactive substances were associated with hazardous use of alcohol, which was identified in a quarter of the evaluated students, and indicate the need for strategies to prevent and to treat problems.
Editor: Lemos Editorial e Graficos Ltda
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1590/0101-60830000000033
Date Issue: 2014
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