Show simple item record Costa, Juvenal Soares Dias da Silveira, Mariângela Freitas da Gazalle, Fernando Kratz Oliveira, Sandro Schreiber de Hallal, Pedro Rodrigues Curi Menezes, Ana Maria Baptista Gigante, Denise Petrucci Maria Teresa Anselmo Olinto Macedo, Silvia Elaine Cardozo 2013-08-14T21:05:42Z 2013-08-14T21:05:42Z 2004
dc.identifier.citation COSTA, Juvenal Soares Dias da et al. Heavy alcohol consumption and associated factors: a population-based study. Revista de Saúde Pública, Brasil, v. 38, n.2, p. 284-291, 2004. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: 17 set. 2012. pt_BR
dc.description.abstract Objective To determine the prevalence of heavy alcohol consumption and factors associated with it in a Brazilian adult population.Methods Cross-sectional population-based study including 2,177 adults (aged 20 to 69),living in the urban area of the municipality of Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil.The sample was selected in multiple stages. Heavy alcohol consumption was defined as above 30g/day. The adjusted analysis was conducted by logistic regression.Results The prevalence of heavy alcohol consumption was 14.3% (29.2% among men and 3.7% among women). The following groups presented higher prevalences of heavy alcohol consumption after adjusted analysis: men, elderly people, blacks or mulattoes,heavy smokers, and people who present some kind of chronic disease. Men with minor psychiatric disorders showed higher prevalences of heavy alcohol consumption than other men. Among women, association between age and heavy alcohol consumption was inversely related. Furthermore, the study indicates that among hypertensive subjects, those with heavy alcohol consumption presented worse disease management. Conclusions Heavy alcohol consumption is high and results in countless negative consequences for the individual’s health and quality of life. Our results highlight the high prevalence of heavy alcohol consumption and indicate subsections of the whole population more susceptible to alcoholism. pt_BR
dc.language.iso eng pt_BR
dc.rights open access pt_BR
dc.subject Alcoholism pt_BR
dc.subject Prevalence pt_BR
dc.subject Cross-sectional studies pt_BR
dc.subject Risk factors pt_BR
dc.subject Socioeconomic factors pt_BR
dc.subject Social problems pt_BR
dc.title Heavy alcohol consumption and associated factors: a population-based study pt_BR
dc.type article pt_BR

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