This study was supported by grants from the Consejería de Familia e Igualdad de Oportunidades, Junta de Castilla y León, and from the Ministerio de Sanidad y Consumo, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Redes Temáticas de Investigación Cooperativa, Red de Trastornos Adictivos G03/005.
Alcohol-Related Social Consequences in Castille and Leon, Spain
Article first published online: 29 MAR 2006
Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research
Volume 30, Issue 4, pages 656–664, April 2006
How to Cite
Javier álvarez, F., Fierro, I. and Carmen del Río, M. (2006), Alcohol-Related Social Consequences in Castille and Leon, Spain. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 30: 656–664. doi: 10.1111/j.1530-0277.2006.00077.x
- Issue published online: 29 MAR 2006
- Article first published online: 29 MAR 2006
- Received for publication August 12, 2005; accepted November 22, 2005.
- Alcohol Consumption;
- Alcohol-Related Problems;
- Drinking Patterns;
- General Population
Background: The purpose of this study was to examine the prevalence of alcohol-related social problems, as well as to assess the relationship between alcohol-related social problems and patterns of alcohol consumption in the general population during the year 2004.
Methods: A total of 2,500 individuals, age range from 14 to 70 years, in Castille and Leon, Spain, were surveyed in 2004 for their patterns of alcohol consumption and alcohol-related social consequences during the previous year.
Results: Participants who admitted to having had some kind of social problem related to the consumption of alcohol in the previous year were 6.5%, with a mean of 2.4 alcohol-related social problems. The most frequent problems cited were “argument, discussion, or serious conflict without physical aggression” (3%).
Conclusions: The present study shows that the reporting of alcohol-related social problems was quite frequent and that having alcohol-related social problems was related to drunkenness episodes in the previous year, having 5 or more drinks on a single occasion in the previous year, and alcohol intake.