Sociodemographic Correlates of Alcohol Abuse in Kassena-Nankana Municipality, Ghana

Joint Authors

Anyinzaam-Adolipore, John Nyaaba
Alhassan, Abdul Rauf

Source

Journal of Addiction

Issue

Vol. 2020, Issue 2020 (31 Dec. 2020), pp.1-7, 7 p.

Publisher

Hindawi Publishing Corporation

Publication Date

2020-11-05

Country of Publication

Egypt

No. of Pages

7

Main Topic

Sociology
Public Health

Abstract EN

The main aim of the study was to assess the level of alcohol abuse and related factors in Kassena-Nankana Municipal of Ghana.

The study was conducted using a cross-sectional survey with 397 participants, using AUDIT to assess alcohol use.

Data entry and analysis was done using SPSS.

Bivariate analysis was done using chi-square and multivariate analysis was done using the multinomial logistics regression model.

Lifetime alcohol use among the study participants was 96.0%; out of this, 51.7% were engaged in possibly dependent drinking, 23.4% involved in harmful drinking, and 24.9% involved in moderate drinking.

Males were more likely to engage in harmful drinking than moderate (AOR = 2.4, 95% CI: 1.175–4.776).

Males again were more likely to engage in dependent drinking than moderate (AOR = 2.7, 95% CI: 1.489–5.068).

Christians as compared to traditionalists were less likely engage in dependent drinking than moderate drinking (AOR = 0.03, 95% CI: 0.223–0.940).

Those with tertiary education were less likely to engage in dependent drinking than moderate as compare to those without formal education (AOR = 0.2, 95% CI: 0.076–0.670).

Also employed civil servants were more likely to engage in dependent drinking than moderate as compared to those without employment (AOR = 4.4, 95% CI: 1.187–16.646).

This study revealed a high prevalence of alcohol abuse among the residents of Kassena-Nankana municipality that was predicted by gender, educational level, and religious practice; therefore, there is a need for a public campaign on the harmful effects of alcohol abuse in the municipality.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Anyinzaam-Adolipore, John Nyaaba& Alhassan, Abdul Rauf. 2020. Sociodemographic Correlates of Alcohol Abuse in Kassena-Nankana Municipality, Ghana. Journal of Addiction،Vol. 2020, no. 2020, pp.1-7.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1174409

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Anyinzaam-Adolipore, John Nyaaba& Alhassan, Abdul Rauf. Sociodemographic Correlates of Alcohol Abuse in Kassena-Nankana Municipality, Ghana. Journal of Addiction No. 2020 (2020), pp.1-7.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1174409

American Medical Association (AMA)

Anyinzaam-Adolipore, John Nyaaba& Alhassan, Abdul Rauf. Sociodemographic Correlates of Alcohol Abuse in Kassena-Nankana Municipality, Ghana. Journal of Addiction. 2020. Vol. 2020, no. 2020, pp.1-7.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1174409

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references

Record ID

BIM-1174409