Journal article

Prevalence and Predictors of Alcohol Consumption among the Squatter of Kathmandu Valley.

P Thapa, SR Mishra, AR Pandey, P Belbase, C Acharya, B Bista, N Ghimire, KK Aryal

Journal of Nepal Health Research Council | Published : 2016

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Alcohol consumption has grown up sharply over the past decades in Nepal. Conversely, little is known about this phenomenon among the urban poor. We assessed pattern, frequency, context, and type of alcohol consumption among the urban poor of Nepal. METHODS: We executed a cross-sectional study, taking 422 households from four squatter settlements of Kathmandu Valley. Modified Nepalese version standard questionnaire was used for data collection. Data was objectively analyzed in SPSS full version 19. RESULTS: The study reported 39.81% (95% CI: 32.41-47.21) current drinkers, with male (65.99%, 95% CI: 57.85-74.13) outnumbering female (16.89%, 95% CI: 4.98-28.80). One out of ten drink..

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