A Study of Socio Demographic Profile of Alcohol Dependents Attending De-Addiction Centre in Ahmedabad

Journal Title: National Journal of Community Medicine - Year 2018, Vol 9, Issue 9


Background In Indian population prevalence of alcohol dependence is 5%. The productivity, availability and consumption pattern of alcohol has undergone phenomenal chang-es in recent time. So this study was aimed to fill up the lacunae in the existing knowledge about various determinants of alcohol depend-ence. Methods: The Cross-sectional ob-servational study was carried out among alcohol dependent patients attending Kanoriya de-addiction centre, Ahmedabad from 1st June 2014 to 31st May 2015. 480 out of to-tal 600 patients could be studied as per the inclusion and exclusion cri-teria. Data was obtained after taking consent and entered in Microsoft excel and analysed using Epi info software (7.1). Results Mean age of initiation of al-cohol use was 22.59 ± 4.04 years. Around 70% of the participants had positive family history regarding alcohol consumption and this asso-ciation was found statistically sig-nificant. The most common reason responsible for the initiation of al-cohol use was peer pressure (35.20%) followed by curiosity (23.95%). Conclusion In the present study, all the patients were males and it may be due to poor health seeking behav-ior of female patients owing to the embarrassment and shame. Young age group must be taught how to handle peer pressure.

Authors and Affiliations

Parimal R Patel, Khushbu D Makadia


Related Articles

A Cross-Sectional Study of Internet Addiction amongst Undergraduate Students of Medical Institute of Vadodara City

Introduction: Internet has become an epitome of modern life, being used in every aspect of life. Many research found that overuse online things can be at risk for problematic Internet use. This type of addictive behaviou...

Evaluation of the Quality Indicators in Laboratories at National AIDS Research Institute, Pune, India

"Introduction: Quality indicators in a clinical laboratory are considered as useful tools for continual improvement of the laboratory services. Aim: The aim of this study was to assess timely performance of the NARI ser...

Prevalence of Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) among Adults Aged 30 Years and Above in a Rural Population of Jammu- An Observational Study

Background: Non alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is one of the most common causes of chronic liv-er disease globally and its burden is increasing in India. There is still paucity of knowledge regarding the actual bu...

A Study on Nutritional Status of HIV Positive Children and Its Correlates in a Tertiary Health Care Institution of Kolkata

Background: Nutritional status is vital to survival and wellbeing of children especially if they are HIV infected. In this context this study was attempted to assess nutritional status of HIV infected children of 0-14 yr...

Intimate Partner Violence and Risk Factors Associated with it amongst Married Women in Belagavi: A Cross-sectional Study

"Background: Intimate partner violence (IPV) has been emerged as an important social problem in India. Considerable number of women experience violence in their lifetime resulting in long and short-term physical and psyc...

Download PDF file
  • EP ID EP562602
  • DOI -
  • Views 78
  • Downloads 0

How To Cite

Parimal R Patel, Khushbu D Makadia (2018). A Study of Socio Demographic Profile of Alcohol Dependents Attending De-Addiction Centre in Ahmedabad. National Journal of Community Medicine, 9(9), 714-718. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-562602