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dc.contributor.authorPengpid, Supa
dc.contributor.authorPeltzer, Karl
dc.identifier.citationPengpid, S. & Peltzer, K. 2019. High alcohol use and misuse in a representative sample of in-school adolescents in the Seychelles. Journal of psychology in Africa, 29(5):505-510. []en_US
dc.identifier.issn1815-5626 (Online)
dc.description.abstractThe goal of the study was to estimate the prevalence and correlates of alcohol use among adolescents in the 2015 Seychelles Global School-Based Student Health Survey (GSHS). In all, 2 540 students (median age = 14 years, interquartile range = 12–16) filled in a questionnaire in the cross-sectional GSHS. Results indicate that 47.6% were drinking alcohol in the past month, 42.6% reported lifetime drunkenness, 23.1% reported heavy drinking (≥2 alcoholic drinks/day in the past month), and 15.7% reported problem-drinking. In adjusted logistic regression analysis, older age, tobacco use, amphetamine use, sexual risk behaviour, school truancy, physical fighting, injury, and low parental support were associated with current drinking and/or drunkenness, heavy drinking, and problem-drinking. A high prevalence of alcohol consumption was found; calling for intervention programmes in preventing alcohol misuseen_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.subjectAlcohol useen_US
dc.titleHigh alcohol use and misuse in a representative sample of in-school adolescents in the Seychellesen_US
dc.contributor.researchID32083947 - Pengpid, Supa
dc.contributor.researchID31568688 - Peltzer, Karl

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