Monash University
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Urban youth, their alcohol consumption and associated risk within three ethnic groups in Malaysia

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posted on 2019-03-14, 04:10 authored by SANGEETA SINGH
Chinese populated areas have the highest density of alcohol outlets. Self-administered questionnaire completed by 326 respondents. Those who had at least 1 family member who consumed alcohol; 72% had tried alcohol, 48% were current consumers, and 30% were binge drinkers. More than half of the binge drinkers were Indians followed by Chinese at 39% and Malays at 8%. Those who binge drink were nearly 3 times more likely to be forced into sexual intercourse and 3.5 times more likely forced to do sexual acts than non-drinkers. Binge consumers were also 17.5 times more likely to smoke compared to current consumers.


Principal supervisor

Daniel Reidpath

Additional supervisor 1

Pascale Allotey

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Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences (Monash University Malaysia)

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Doctor of Philosophy

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Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences