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Citation

López-Jiménez JL. Salud Publica Mex. 1998; 40(6): 487-493.

Vernacular Title

Patron de consumo de alcohol en pacientes captados en salas de urgencias.

Affiliation

División de Investigaciones Epidemiológicas y Sociales, Instituto Mexicano de Psiquiatría, México, D.F. lopezjl@imp.edu.mx

Copyright

(Copyright © 1998, Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica)

DOI

unavailable

PMID

9927884

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To describe the alcohol consumption patterns in patients of 15 or more years of age, attending the emergency room of 8 possible hospitals in Mexico City. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The information was obtained by self-report. Data were raised at each hospital for one whole week, 24 hours per day. It includes patients who reported alcohol consumption during the 12 months previous to the survey. RESULTS: Of the 2,523 interviewed subjects 63% had ingested alcoholic beverages, in particular, spirits and beer; 58% admitted having been drunk at least once in the past year. The predominating alcohol consumption pattern is low frequency and high quantity (46.9%); however, variations were found according to sex and age and associated problems are reported. CONCLUSIONS: The description of alcohol consumption patterns in different population groups is relevant in the study of personal, family and social problems associated to alcohol ingestion.


Language: es

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