Alcohol consumption by users in the family health strategy

International Journal of Development Research

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Research Article

Alcohol consumption by users in the family health strategy

Fernanda Jorge Guimarães, Jefferson Rodrigo Xavier da Costa, Alexciane Priscila da Silva, Cinthia Rafaelle do Carmo Santos Marques and Zailde Carvalho dos Santos


Objective: to analyze alcohol consumption among users of a family health strategy. Method: descriptive, exploratory, cross-sectional study, with a quantitative approach. Data collection was conducted from a sociodemographic questionnaire and the AUDIT, with 199 registered users at the health family strategy. Data were analyzed with the aid of the STATA/SE 12.0. Chi-Square and Fisher’s exact tests were used to verify the association of variables. The study was approved by the Ethics in Research Committee of the Federal University of Pernambuco. Results: the study found that 75.4% of users were in low-risk use, 24.6% were in problematic use. Of these, 14.1% presented at-risk use, 5.5% alcohol abuse and 5.0% had possible addiction. It was also observed that the variables gender and religion have association with problematic use. Conclusion: it was evidenced significant problematic alcohol consumption by users of the health family strategy.

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