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A cross sectional study of alcohol consumption among tribals and non-tribals adults of Narayanganj block in Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh, India

Rahul Kewal Kumar, Rajesh Tiwari.

Background: Alcohol consumption is widely prevalent habit among tribal & non-tribal. Awareness about its hazardous effects is important to reduce the number of alcohol users and its dependency in them. A main objective of the study is to find out the magnitude of alcohol consumption among tribal & non-tribal & its association with hypertension.
Methods: A cross sectional study using Multi stage sampling method with house to house visits. Sample size came out 300 each from the tribal & non-tribal adults. Study was conducted in Narayanganj block of Mandla district.
Results: Among tribal study subjects about 29.3% of the subjects consumed alcohol whereas in non-tribal this was 14.3% & this difference was found to be statistically significant (P

Key words: Alcohol consumption, Tribal, Non-tribal, AUDIT score

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