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Alcohol use and problem drinking in South Africa: results from a national-population-based survey 2014-2015

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dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-24 en
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-19T13:22:41Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-19T13:22:41Z
dc.date.issued 2018-05-24 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/12254
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study was to estimate the pattern of alcohol use among South African adults by their socio-demographic and health status indicators . We analysed data from a 2014/2015 South African national population-based survey which sampled 22 752 adults (mean age 37 .1 years, SD = 17 .6, age range of 15-109 years) . Results indicate 3 .9% were hazardous or harmful alcohol users . In adjusted logistic regression analysis, both men and women who self-reported to use tobacco, and women to have hypertension, were at higher risk for harmful alcohol use . Age and socioeconomic status moderated harmful alcohol use among men so that those in middle age (35-49 years) and with above average household income were at lower risk for hazardous or harmful alcohol use . Socio-demographic factors appear to primarily influence risk for hazardous or harmful alcohol use among South African adults . en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject ADOLESCENT BOYS en
dc.subject DRINKING BEHAVIOUR en
dc.subject DRINKING MOTIVES en
dc.subject RISK BEHAVIOUR en
dc.title Alcohol use and problem drinking in South Africa: results from a national-population-based survey 2014-2015 en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 28(2) en
dc.BudgetYear 2018/19 en
dc.ResearchGroup HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB en
dc.SourceTitle Journal of Psychology in Africa en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10386 en
dc.PageNumber 147-151 en
dc.outputnumber 9351 en
dc.bibliographictitle Peltzer, K. & Pengpid, S. (2018) Alcohol use and problem drinking in South Africa: results from a national-population-based survey 2014-2015. <i>Journal of Psychology in Africa</i>. 28(2):147-151. en
dc.publicationyear 2018 en
dc.contributor.author1 Peltzer, K. en
dc.contributor.author2 Pengpid, S. en


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