Journal article

Harm from others' drinking-related aggression, violence and misconduct in five Asian countries and the implications

Orratai Waleewong, Anne-Marie Laslett, Richard Chenhall, Robin Room

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DRUG POLICY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Harm from alcohol-attributable aggression and violence is linked to diminished personal safety and reduced physical and mental health and wellbeing in many countries. But there has been limited evidence on these harms in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). This study measured harm from others' drinking-related aggression, violence and misconduct in five Asian LMICs (Thailand, Sri Lanka, India, Vietnam, and Lao PDR), aiming to compare the magnitude and pattern of harm across countries by gender, age group, educational level, rurality, and country-level indicators. METHODS: Data from 9832 respondents from the WHO/Thai Health International Collaborative Research Project on the..

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