Assessment of Alcohol Abuse and Associated Factors among Other Health Science Students of Jimma University, South West Ethiopia

Tesfaye Notiro, Anbessa Bekele

Abstract


Abstract

Background: The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that there are about 140 million people with alcohol abuse worldwide and almost about 50% of men and 75% women do not consume alcohol. The mechanisms that causes alcohol abuse are 50–60% genetically influence and 40–50% environmental factors.

Objective: The present study aims to assess alcohol abuse and associated factors among health science student of Jimma University, Ethiopia.

Methods: A cross sectional study was conducted from 26 Jan to 02 Feb, 2017 G.C on 338 subjects to assess alcohol abuse and associated factors among the students of Institute of Health Science, Jimma University, Ethiopia. The necessary data were collected through self- administered questionnaires; the data were analyzed manually by using tally sheet, pen, pencil and scientific calculator. The result of the study was presented using frequency tables, graphs, pie-charts and described based on the findings.

Result: Out of the total population (1559) of which 338 participants, 190 (56.2%) of male drink alcohol and 28 (8.3%) of the female students drink alcohol. From the total participants, 90 (41.2%) of them responded that factors that lead them to alcohol drinking were peer pressure. Hundred participants (4.5%) drink alcohol 2–3 times per week and 38 (17.43%) of them drink alcohol daily. Sex and monthly income had highly statistically significant association. The result was analyzed manually by using scientific calculator and computer then presented by cross-tabulation descriptive statics.

Conclusion and Recommendation: Significant number of students of Institute of Health Science, Jimma University, Ethiopia had abuse alcohol. Most of them drink alcohol due to peer pressure and others were due to ignorance of the harmfulness of the alcohol, and it’s easily availability around the campus. Therefore, students of Institute of Health Science, Jimma University, Ethiopia should pay attention for recreational facilities meant for the youth to spend their time in a fruitful manner rather than drinking alcohol. Health education should be rendered to the University students and its advantages and disadvantages should be clearly explained.

 

Keywords: World Health Organization (WHO), alcohol, Jimma University, students

Cite this Article

Notiro T, Bekele A. Assessment of Alcohol Abuse and Associated Factors among Other Health Science Students of Jimma University, South West Ethiopia. Trends in Drug Delivery. 2017; 4(2): 1–10p.


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