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Socio-economic determinants for alcohol consumption and heavy episodic drinking in a Ugandan student population

Stafström, Martin LU and Agardh, Anette LU (2012) In The International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research 1(1). p.57-67
Abstract
Aims: To examine whether the socio-economic determinants of alcohol use found in high-income university student settings are also true of Uganda.



Design: Two cross-sectional surveys, conducted in 2005 and 2010, combined into a single dataset.



Setting: Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) in southwestern Uganda.



Participants: 2,934 students (N in 2005 = 980; N in 2010 = 1,954). Total response rate = 76.8%.



Results: Multivariate logistic regression showed the following socio-economic determinants to be positively associated with alcohol consumption: having attended boarding school (for males only); being Catholic; religion not playing a big role while... (More)
Aims: To examine whether the socio-economic determinants of alcohol use found in high-income university student settings are also true of Uganda.



Design: Two cross-sectional surveys, conducted in 2005 and 2010, combined into a single dataset.



Setting: Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) in southwestern Uganda.



Participants: 2,934 students (N in 2005 = 980; N in 2010 = 1,954). Total response rate = 76.8%.



Results: Multivariate logistic regression showed the following socio-economic determinants to be positively associated with alcohol consumption: having attended boarding school (for males only); being Catholic; religion not playing a big role while growing up; head of household having had secondary education or higher (for females only); being a student of development studies, tropical forest conservation or computer science (the latter two for males only). Being Muslim or, for males, being a non-Anglican Protestant were negatively related to alcohol use. Different patterns were found for heavy episodic drinking. Being a male Muslim or a male student of development studies was positively related to heavy episodic drinking; while among females, being of a non-classified faith, having had a head of the household with a secondary education, not being raised by both parents, or being a student of development studies or science were positively related to heavy episodic drinking.



Conclusion: Alcohol consumption and heavy episodic drinking on a monthly basis among the students at MUST seem linked to a student’s socio-economic background, with varying patterns for male and female students. (Less)
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  abstract     = {Aims: To examine whether the socio-economic determinants of alcohol use found in high-income university student settings are also true of Uganda.<br/><br>
<br/><br>
Design: Two cross-sectional surveys, conducted in 2005 and 2010, combined into a single dataset.<br/><br>
<br/><br>
Setting: Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) in southwestern Uganda.<br/><br>
<br/><br>
Participants: 2,934 students (N in 2005 = 980; N in 2010 = 1,954). Total response rate = 76.8%.<br/><br>
<br/><br>
Results: Multivariate logistic regression showed the following socio-economic determinants to be positively associated with alcohol consumption: having attended boarding school (for males only); being Catholic; religion not playing a big role while growing up; head of household having had secondary education or higher (for females only); being a student of development studies, tropical forest conservation or computer science (the latter two for males only). Being Muslim or, for males, being a non-Anglican Protestant were negatively related to alcohol use. Different patterns were found for heavy episodic drinking. Being a male Muslim or a male student of development studies was positively related to heavy episodic drinking; while among females, being of a non-classified faith, having had a head of the household with a secondary education, not being raised by both parents, or being a student of development studies or science were positively related to heavy episodic drinking.<br/><br>
<br/><br>
Conclusion: Alcohol consumption and heavy episodic drinking on a monthly basis among the students at MUST seem linked to a student’s socio-economic background, with varying patterns for male and female students.},
  author       = {Stafström, Martin and Agardh, Anette},
  issn         = {1925-7066},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {57--67},
  series       = {The International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research},
  title        = {Socio-economic determinants for alcohol consumption and heavy episodic drinking in a Ugandan student population},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.7895/ijadr.v1i1.40},
  volume       = {1},
  year         = {2012},
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