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Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral

Print version ISSN 0864-2125On-line version ISSN 1561-3038


SANDOVAL FERRER, Juan E.; LANIGAN GUTIERREZ, María E.; GUTIERREZ CHAPMAN, Lázaro  and  MARTINEZ MORALES, Miguel. Patrones de consumo de alcohol en la población masculina de cuatro consultorios médicos. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 1998, vol.14, n.3, pp.225-230. ISSN 0864-2125.

A cross-sectional, direct, descriptive and epidemiological study of the adult male population from 4 family physician’s offices in Havana City was conducted to characterize it according to its alcohol drinking patterns. 910 persons and a relative of each of them were surveyed by using the CAGE and CID questionnaries. The community’s criterion as well as the psychiatric evaluation according to CIE-10 were taken into account. 21.8 % of risk drinkers and 6.6 % of alcoholics were detected. A predominance was observed in the age groups 20-29 and 30-39, respectively. Most of these persons did not work. The associations between alcohol drinking and other toxic habits, working repercussion and couple’s relations were significant

Keywords : ALCOHOL DRINKING; ALCOHOLISM [epidemiology].

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