Prevalence and profile of alcohol consumption among university students in Ecuador

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dc.contributor.author Ruisoto Palomera, Pablo
dc.contributor.author Cacho, Raúl
dc.contributor.author López Goñi, José J.
dc.contributor.author Vaca, Silvia
dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-23T07:35:01Z
dc.date.available 2016-05-23T07:35:01Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Ruisoto, P., Cacho, R., López-Goñi, J. J., Vaca, S., & Jiménez, M. (2016). Prevalence and profile of alcohol consumption among university students in Ecuador. Gaceta Sanitaria, 30(5), 370-4. DOI: 10.1016/j.gaceta.2016.02.008 spa
dc.identifier.issn 02139111
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11268/5172
dc.description.abstract Alcohol consumption is one of the main health and social problems in Ecuador. The aim of this study was to explore gender differences in the prevalence and psychosocial profile of problematic consumers among university students. We surveyed 3,232 students by using the AUDIT and psychosocial scales. To discriminate the explanatory value of each variable, a CHAID segmentation analysis was used. The prevalence of alcohol consumption was 92.24% in men and 82.86% in women. In total, 49.73% of men and 23.80% of women reported problematic consumption. In men, the profile of problematic consumption was defined by higher scores in anxiety and depression, especially if they showed higher levels of psychological stress and lower life engagement. In women, problematic consumption showed a tendency towards psychological inflexibility, especially in those with lower life engagement. There is a need to prioritise attention to alcohol consumption in university students and to design different interventions for men and women. spa
dc.description.sponsorship Universidad Técnica Particular of Loja (Ecuador). Program of Research and Innovation spa
dc.language.iso eng spa
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International *
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dc.title Prevalence and profile of alcohol consumption among university students in Ecuador spa
dc.title.alternative Prevalencia y perfil de consumo de alcohol en estudiantes universitarios en Ecuador spa
dc.type article spa
dc.description.impact 1.768 JCR (2016) Q3, 94/176 Public, Environmental and Occupational Health spa
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.gaceta.2016.02.008
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess spa
dc.subject.uem Alcoholismo spa
dc.subject.uem Estudiantes universitarios - Ecuador spa
dc.subject.unesco Psicología spa
dc.subject.unesco Alcoholismo spa
dc.subject.unesco Estudiante universitario spa
dc.subject.unesco Ecuador spa
dc.description.filiation UEM spa
dc.peerreviewed Si spa

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