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Prevalence of Alcohol Consumption in an Urban Population of Dehradun
Shahnawaz Ahmad Teli
Shahnawaz Ahmad Teli, Yogesh Joshi*
Department of Pharmaceutical Science, Shri Guru Ram Rai Institute of Technology & Science,
Shri Guru Ram Rai University, Dehradun-248001, Uttarakhand, India
A descriptive, randomized and observational study was conducted to assess the prevalence of alcohol consumption in an urban population of Patelnagar, Dehradun, Uttarakhand. A total of 1214 subjects were randomly selected and initially screened as alcohol consumer. Out of 1214 subjects, 544 subjects were alcohol consumers showing prevalence rate of 44.81%. Basic socio-demographic data of 544 alcohol consumers were collected by using self-modified structured questionnaire. Prevalence of alcohol consumption was more among males (40.36%) as compared to that in females (4.45%). Gender wise distribution of alcohol consumers showed that there were more males (90.07%) as compared to female (9.93%) and age wise distribution showed that majority of alcohol consumers belongs to the age group of 26-35 years (35.29 %). Illiterate consume alcohol at a higher rate (47.05%) than other educated groups. Majority of alcohol consumers belongs to medium level of living standard (46.69%) and consumption of alcohol was found higher in those who are occupationally skilled and professional (64.7%) as compared to unskilled and semi-skilled (35.29%). So, educational interventions among those who are at a higher risk and management of alcohol dependent subjects may help in reducing the burden of alcohol use in them.
Alcohol, consumption, prevalence, distribution, consumers.
Shahnawaz Ahmad Teli, Yogesh Joshi. Prevalence of Alcohol Consumption in an Urban Population of Dehradun. Asian J. Pharm. Res. 2019; 9(2): 87-89.
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