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Health and behavioral factors associated with binge drinking among university students in nine ASEAN countries

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dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-27 en
dc.date.accessioned 2021-10-17T13:17:21Z
dc.date.available 2021-10-17T13:17:21Z
dc.date.issued 2017-06-27 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/10986
dc.description.abstract Heavy drinking among university students has been globally recognized as a major public health burden. In the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region, studies on this issue have been scant, country-specific and in different time frames. The aim of this study was to identify social and behavioral factors associated with binge drinking among university students in nine ASEAN countries. This cross-sectional study was conducted in 2015 among 8809 undergraduate university students from 13 universities in Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam using self-administered questionnaire. Multivariate logistic regression analyses were conducted to explore the associated factors. Results: More than half (62.3%) of the study sample were female with a mean age of 20.5 (SD = 2.0) years. Of total, 12.8% were infrequent (<once per month) and 6.4% frequent (??? once per month) binge drinkers. After adjustment, among males, higher binge drinking remained significantly associated with being in older age groups, living with parents or guardians, lower level of non-organized religious activity, lack of knowledge on alcohol-heart disease relationship, weak beliefs in the importance of limiting alcohol use, poor subjective health status, lower level of life satisfaction, tobacco and illicit drug use, depressive symptoms and high level physical activity. Among females, higher prevalence of binge drinking remained significantly associated with being in the older age groups, poorer family background, living in an upper-middle- or high-income country, lower level of non-organized religious activity, lack of knowledge on alcohol-heart disease relationship, lack of knowledge on alcohol-high blood pressure relationship, weak beliefs in the importance of limiting alcohol use, lower level of life satisfaction, use of other substances such as tobacco and illicit drug, depressive symptoms and high level of physical activity. Findings from this study indicate a need for devising or refining university health promotion programs that integrate binge drinking, other substance use, co-occurring addictive behaviors and health beliefs in the respective countries. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher BMC en
dc.subject DRINKING BEHAVIOUR en
dc.subject SUBSTANCE ABUSE en
dc.subject UNIVERSITY STUDENTS en
dc.subject HEALTH en
dc.subject RISK BEHAVIOUR en
dc.title Health and behavioral factors associated with binge drinking among university students in nine ASEAN countries en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 12(1) en
dc.BudgetYear 2017/18 en
dc.ResearchGroup HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB en
dc.SourceTitle Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy en
dc.ArchiveNumber 9824 en
dc.URL http://ktree.hsrc.ac.za/doc_read_all.php?docid=18476 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 8714 en
dc.bibliographictitle Yi, S., Ngin, C., Peltzer, K. & Pengpid, S. (2017) Health and behavioral factors associated with binge drinking among university students in nine ASEAN countries. <i>Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy</i>. 12(1):Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2017 en
dc.contributor.author1 Yi, S. en
dc.contributor.author2 Ngin, C. en
dc.contributor.author3 Peltzer, K. en
dc.contributor.author4 Pengpid, S. en


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