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Title
The prevalence of alcohol consumption during early adolescence : a cross-sectional study in an eastern province, Thailand
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Abstract
This cross-sectional study identified and described the prevalence of alcohol consumption among early adolescents (1014 years). The participants were 9,509 early adolescents from Chonburi province, Thailand. Of all the adolescents, 31.01% had experience with alcohol drinking, while the current drinkers were 10.94%. Girls were more likely to drink and the amount of current drinkers increased with age (p < 0.001). Adolescents living with divorced family, single parents and neither close to both of their parents were more likely to drink in the past year (p < 0.001). The starting age for drinking was 11.31 years ± 1.82; boys were younger (10.97 years) than girls (11.55 years). Alcohol consumption tends to be quite high in Thais early adolescents, especially girls. This study can inform parents, health care providers, school directors, and local administrative organizations, for addressing alcohol prevention activities, increasing efforts to delay and to reduce early alcohol use.
Language
English
Source (journal)
International journal of adolescence and youth
International journal of adolescence and youth
Publication
2019
ISSN
0267-3843
2164-4527
Volume/pages
24 :2 (2019) , p. 160-176
ISI
000470269600003
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Last edited 05.10.2021
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