Hazardous alcohol use and associated factors in a rural Ethiopian district: a cross-sectional community survey

This survey reports the prevalence for hazardous drinking in rural Sodo district, southern Ethiopia

Abstract

Alcohol related health and social problems are on the rise in sub-Saharan Africa. This survey reports the prevalence and associated factors for hazardous drinking in rural Sodo district, southern Ethiopia.

The study concludes that high level of hazardous alcohol use was detected in this predominantly rural Ethiopian setting. The finding informed the need to integrate services for hazardous alcohol use such as brief intervention at different levels of primary care services in the district. Public health interventions to reduce hazardous alcohol use also need to be launched.

This research is supported by the Department for International Development’s Programme for Improving Mental Health Care (PRIME) which is led by University of Cape Town

Citation

Teferra, S.; Medhin, G.; Selamu, M.; Bhana, A.; Hanlon, C.; Fekadu, A. Hazardous alcohol use and associated factors in a rural Ethiopian district: a cross-sectional community survey. BMC Public Health (2016) 16 (1) [DOI: 10.1186/s12889-016-2911-6]

Hazardous alcohol use and associated factors in a rural Ethiopian district: a cross-sectional community survey

Published 1 January 2016