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Type of publication: research article
Type of publication (PDB): Straipsnis Clarivate Analytics Web of Science / Article in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science (S1)
Field of Science: Sociologija / Sociology (S005)
Author(s): Tamutienė, Ilona
Title: Alcohol’s harm from strangers drinking in Lithuania
Is part of: Journal of substance use. Philadelphia : Taylor & Francis INC,, 2017, Vol. 22, iss. 5
Extent: p. 534-540
Date: 2017
Note: Online ISSN: 1475-9942. The study was financially supported by the Lithuanian Council of Science and the European Social Fund (VP1-3.1-SMM-07-K)
Keywords: Alcohol’s harm;Alcohol prevalence;Alcohol’s harm from strangers (AHS)
Abstract: The main aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of alcohol’s harm from strangers (AHS) drinking and its association with demographic and alcohol use variables. Method: A representative national survey was conducted using face-to-face interviews with Lithuanian residents aged 18 years and over (n = 1000) in 2014. Descriptive statistics and logistic regression were applied. Findings: The most frequent forms were the least severe types of harm: “disturbance of rest at night” (40.7%) and “afraid to meet drunk people on the street” (38.8%). Less frequent form was the most severe harm — “physically injured” (4.3%). The possibility to experience AHS according to the regression analyses is 0.453 times higher for women, 1.373 for urban residents, and 2.205 for excessive drinkers in comparison to moderate drinkers. The possibility of AHS is 11.452 times higher for those who drink “several times a month or more often,” 6.363 “at least once per month,” and 3.473 “less than once per month” in comparison with abstainers. Conclusions: Being women, living in urban areas, and frequent and excessive alcohol use all increase AHS risk. Stricter alcohol regulation and targeted intervention strategies are needed to prevent harmful alcohol use and AHS
Affiliation(s): Viešojo administravimo katedra
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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