By Isidore Silas Obot; Robin Room; GENACIS (Organization); World Health Organization. Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Avalia a situação, os efeitos e a incidência determinada por fatores culturais e de gênero do alcoolismo nos seguintes países em desenvolvimento: Argentina, Brasil, Costa Rica, Índia, México, Nigéria, Sri Lanka, Uganda.
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The author is truly grateful to Robin Room for his suggestions and Isidore Obot for his assistance throughout the project leading to this paper. Special thanks are due to the project team in Argentina that made the survey possible. REFERENCES APNA (1994).
The occasional use of illegal substances such as cocaine or marijuana was considered much more dangerous than the use of alcoholic beverages. It seemed that what was regarded as more dangerous was the social transgression and not so much the toxicity of the substance. A survey carried out in a sample of 7200 people above 14 years old from the whole country (APNA,1994) examined the social perception of alcohol and drug problems. Many aspects of alcohol and drug related problems were explored. 3%) of those interviewed considered that alcohol and drug related problems have worsened in the last few years.
Frequent heavy drinker: drinking weekly + 5+ drinks per occasion. As shown in Table 4, there were almost no women in the heaviest drinking group, while this pattern was more common among older than TABLE 4. 0 Note: The current abstainer category includes lifetime abstainers and former drinkers. 36 SOCIAL CONSEQUENCES OF ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION IN ARGENTINA younger men. Over half of men under age 45 qualified as infrequent heavier drinkers, while among women there were substantial numbers in this category only among those under age 30.
Alcohol, gender, and drinking problems : perspectives from low and middle income countries by Isidore Silas Obot; Robin Room; GENACIS (Organization); World Health Organization. Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse