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The prevalence and correlates of alcohol use and alcohol use disorders: a population based study in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Psychiatry, July 2015
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Title
The prevalence and correlates of alcohol use and alcohol use disorders: a population based study in Colombo, Sri Lanka
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BMC Psychiatry, July 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12888-015-0549-z
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Helena M.S. Zavos, Sisira Siribaddana, Harriet A. Ball, Michael T. Lynskey, Athula Sumathipala, Frühling V. Rijsdijk, Matthew Hotopf

Abstract

Alcohol use is increasing in non-Western countries. However, the effects of this increase on the prevalence of alcohol use disorders (AUD) remains unknown, particularly in South Asia. This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of alcohol use and AUD in the Colombo District, Sri Lanka. Environmental risk factors and psychiatric correlates were also examined. The Composite International Diagnostic Interview was used to assess alcohol use and psychiatric disorders in a population based sample of 6014 twins and singletons in the Colombo region of Sri Lanka. Lifetime alcohol use on 12 or more occasions was estimated at 63.1 % (95 % CI: 61.3-64.9) in men and 3.7 % (95 % CI: 3.0-4.3) in women. Prevalence of lifetime alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence in men was 6.2 % (95 % CI: 5.3-7.1) and 4.0 % (95 % CI: 3.3-4.7) respectively. Lower standard of living was independently associated with alcohol use and dependence but not abuse. Significant associations between lifetime AUD and other psychiatric disorders were observed. Lower prevalence of alcohol use and AUD was observed compared to Western countries. Prevalence of alcohol use and AUD were higher than previous reports. Socio-demographic and environmental risk factors appear to be similar across cultures as were associations between AUD and other psychiatric disorders.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 2%
Unknown 47 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 8 17%
Student > Master 7 15%
Student > Postgraduate 5 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 8%
Student > Bachelor 3 6%
Other 13 27%
Unknown 8 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 19 40%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 10%
Psychology 4 8%
Chemistry 3 6%
Social Sciences 3 6%
Other 5 10%
Unknown 9 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 July 2015.
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#7,844,394
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#1,922
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#92,223
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Psychiatry
#1
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