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National Journal of Community Medicine

Original Article

Year: 2020 | Volume: 11 | Issue: 9 | Page No: 346-348

A Cross Sectional Study of Alcohol Abuse among Medical Students in Upums Etawah

Author: Vaibhav Singh1, Dhiraj Kumar Srivastava2, Pankaj Kumar Jain3, Nawazish Ali4, Nishant Singh5, Abhinav Gangwar6

Affiliation:

1PG Student, Department of Community Medicine, UPUMS, Saifai, Etawah

2Associate Professor, Department of Community Medicine, UPUMS, Saifai, Etawah

3Professor and Head, Department of Community Medicine, UPUMS, Saifai, Etawah

4Professor and Head, Department of Community Medicine, UPUMS, Saifai, Etawah

5PG Student, Department of Community Medicine, UPUMS, Saifai, Etawah

6PG Student, Department of Community Medicine, UPUMS, Saifai, Etawah;

Abstract:

Introduction: Alcohol abuse among medical students has important implication. This study was conducted to determine prevalence of alcohol abuse in undergraduates of medical students and to determine the characteristics of alcohol drinking behaviour and to assess the effect on their academic performance. Methodology: A cross sectional study was conducted on under-graduate MBBS students of UPUMS, using a self administered questionnaire. A total of 250 students of MBBS 2nd and 3rd year students were included in the study using purposive sampling, during November & December 2019. Data entry and data analysis were done using SPSS version 23. Results: The proportion of alcohol consumption in males were 48% and 6.7% in females and the most common reason for initiation of drinking alcohol was curiosity (43.6%). The association between gender and alcohol intake and also the association between binge drinking and drink and drive were found significant. Conclusion: This Study shows the high risk taking behaviour that are taken after drinking, that need to be curtailed by health education and motivation.

Keywords: Medical Students, Alcohol abuse, cross sectional study

DOI: 10.5455/njcm.20200709062116


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