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Title: Social Consequences of Alcohol Use among Urban Poor: A Cross-sectional Study in Kathmandu Valley
Authors: Thapa, P
Mishra, S R
Mishra, B
Dhungana, R R
Adhikari, N
Soti, L
Puri, S
Aryal, K K
Citation: Thapa P, Mishra SR, Bista B, Dhungana RR, Adhikari N, Soti L, Puri S, Aryal KK. Social Consequences of Alcohol Use among Urban Poor: A Cross-sectional Study in Kathmandu Valley. J Nepal Health Res Counc. 2015 Jan-Apr;13(29):54-8. PMID: 26411714.
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Nepal Health Research Council
Article Type: Original Article
Keywords: Alcohol use
Kathmandu Valley
Social consequences
Urban poor
Series/Report no.: Jan-April, 2015;
Abstract: Abstract 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 drinkers were 4.43 times (95% CI: 1.810.8) more likely to face social consequences than their female counterparts. Being male frequent drinker increased the odds of social consequence 3.80 times (95% CI:1.3-11.0) than that of female frequent drinker. Conclusions: A behaviour change communication campaign needs initiation; male populace and frequent drinkers being the target. Keywords: Alcohol use; Kathmandu Valley; Nepal; Social consequences; Urban poor.
Description: Original Article
ISSN: Print ISSN: 1727-5482; Online ISSN: 1999-6217
Appears in Collections:Vol. 13 No. 1 Issue 29 January - April 2015

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