Alcohol use and associated factors among older adults in northern Thailand

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dc.description.abstract The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of alcohol use and associated factors in older adults in Northern Thailand. A cross-sectional study of a randomly selected population sample of older adults (50 years and above) (N=2273) was conducted in Northern Thailand. Results indicate that almost two-thirds (64%) indicated that they were lifetime alcohol users, 25.2% were daily alcohol users and 13.1% engaged in drinking and driving. Major barriers to drinking alcohol included general barriers (57.6%), followed by financial barriers (56.1%), moral barriers (38.6%) and physical barriers such as closed shops (6.6%). In multivariable analysis being male, lower education, personal income and lack of moral barriers but not age were associated with daily alcohol use, and being male, personal income and physical barriers were associated with drinking and driving. This study reveals high rates of alcohol consumption and factors identified with drinking can be utilized for intervention programmes. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject ADOLESCENT BOYS en
dc.subject ADULTS en
dc.subject THAILAND en
dc.title Alcohol use and associated factors among older adults in northern Thailand en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 42(2) en
dc.BudgetYear 2013/14 en
dc.ResearchGroup HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB en
dc.SourceTitle Journal of Human Ecology en
dc.ArchiveNumber 7762 en
dc.PageNumber 187-193 en
dc.outputnumber 6411 en
dc.bibliographictitle Siviroj, P., Pengpid, S., Peltzer, K. & Morarit, S. (2013) Alcohol use and associated factors among older adults in northern Thailand. Journal of Human Ecology. 42(2):187-193. en
dc.publicationyear 2013 en
dc.contributor.author1 Siviroj, P. en
dc.contributor.author2 Pengpid, S. en
dc.contributor.author3 Peltzer, K. en
dc.contributor.author4 Morarit, S. en

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