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Alcohol consumption among university students in Ireland and the United Kingdom from 2002 to 2014: a systematic review

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, February 2016
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Title
Alcohol consumption among university students in Ireland and the United Kingdom from 2002 to 2014: a systematic review
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BMC Public Health, February 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12889-016-2843-1
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Martin P. Davoren, Jakob Demant, Frances Shiely, Ivan J. Perry

Abstract

Alcohol is a leading cause of global suffering. Europe reports the uppermost volume of alcohol consumption in the world, with Ireland and the United Kingdom reporting the highest levels of binge drinking and drunkenness. Levels of consumption are elevated among university students. Thus, this literature review aims to summarise the current research on alcohol consumption among university students in the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom. MEDLINE, CINAHL, EMBASE and PsychInfo were systematically searched for literature from January 2002 until December 2014. Each database was searched using the following search pillars: alcohol, university student, Ireland or the United Kingdom and prevalence studies. Two thousand one hundred twenty eight articles were retrieved from electronic database searching. These were title searched for relevance. 113 full texts were retrieved and assessed for eligibility. Of these, 29 articles were deemed to meet inclusion criteria for the review. Almost two thirds of students reported a hazardous alcohol consumption score on the AUDIT scale. Over 20 % reported alcohol problems over their lifetime using CAGE while over 20 % exceed sensible limits each week. Noteworthy is the narrowing of the gender gap throughout the past decade. This is the first review to investigate consumption patterns of university students in Ireland and the United Kingdom. A range of sampling strategies and screening tools are employed in alcohol research which preclude comparability. The current review provides an overview of consumption patterns to guide policy development.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Colombia 1 <1%
Unknown 196 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 51 26%
Student > Master 42 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 8%
Student > Postgraduate 15 8%
Researcher 13 7%
Other 27 14%
Unknown 34 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 48 24%
Medicine and Dentistry 39 20%
Nursing and Health Professions 18 9%
Social Sciences 16 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 4%
Other 25 13%
Unknown 44 22%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 24. 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 27 May 2016.
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