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Alcoholic Beverages Drinking among Female Students in a Tourist Province, Thailand

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Author(s): Wirin Kittipichai | Hatairat Sataporn | Nithat Sirichotiratana | Phitaya Charupoonphol

Journal: Global Journal of Health Science
ISSN 1916-9736

Volume: 4;
Issue: 1;
Date: 2011;
Original page

ABSTRACT
This study aimed to investigate alcoholic beverages drinking and predictive factors among female students. The participants were 377 subjects from 3 high schools in a tourist province, of Thailand. Data collection was done through self-administered questionnaire. Scales of the questionnaire had reliability coefficients ranging from 0.84 – 0.88. The data were analyzed by using descriptive and inferential statistics. The findings revealed as follows. About half (51%) of them have ever drunk and 10.5% of drinkers have drunk once a week. In addition, 15.6% of drinkers began their first drink when they were under 10 years old. Risk factors for alcohol consumption of female student were age, GPA, drinker in family, peer pressure, advertisement and accessibility to alcoholic beverages while protective factors were perception of drinking impacts on family and moral values. Students who have a drinking family member were 4.6 times more likely to drink than those who do not have.
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