Social Consequences of Alcohol Use among Urban Poor: A Cross-sectional Study in Kathmandu Valley.
P Thapa, SR Mishra, B Bista, RR Dhungana, N Adhikari, L Soti, S Puri, KK Aryal
Journal of Nepal Health Research Council | Published : 2015
BACKGROUND: Nepal is not an exception to alcohol use; urban poor are more prone than the general population. The question of social consequences of alcohol use among urban poor remains largely unanswered in Nepal. Study explored the alcohol linked social consequences among the urban poor of Kathmandu Valley. METHODS: Taking 422 urban poor from four squatter settlements of Kathmandu Valley, a cross-sectional study was carried out. A series of univariate and bivariate analysis were performed in R version 3.1.2. RESULTS: Four out of 10 current drinkers (42.86%, 95% CI: 31.4-54.3) encountered various social consequences. The number one consequence hitting 23.19% drinkers was money loss. Male dri..View full abstract