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Salud Publica Mex. 2008 Jul-Aug;50(4):300-7.

[Problems related to alcohol drinking among youth in Jujuy, Argentina].

[Article in Spanish]

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  • 1Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas, Argentina. e_alderete@arnet.com.ar

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To examine drinking patterns and alcohol-related problems among youth in Jujuy, Argentina.

MATERIAL AND METHODS:

A survey was conducted in 2005 with a representative sample of 9th grade youth (12 to 17 years old) including sociodemographic and consumption data, and the AUDIT-C test.

RESULTS:

Nine percent of girls and 11% of boys reported hazardous drinking; 12% of girls and 19% of boys reported dependence symptoms. The odds ratio for dependence symptoms (adjusted OR 0.7; 95%CI: 0.6-0.8) and for hazardous drinking (adjusted OR 0.7; 95%CI: 0.6-0.8) was significantly lower for girls compared with boys. Older age, working, and attending night school were risk factors for hazardous drinking, dependence symptoms, and harmful drinking.

CONCLUSIONS:

A significant proportion of youth reported problematic patterns of alcohol drinking, highlighting the need to implement prevention and treatment interventions tailored to the adolescent population.

PMID:
18670721
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PMCID:
PMC4214362
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