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Alemayehu Negash

Department of Psychiatry, Jimma University, Jimma, South-West, Ethiopia

  • Research Article   
    Alcohol use disorders among adults at primary care, South-West Ethiopia
    Author(s): Alemayehu Negash* and Mekdes Demissie

    Background: There has been a growing concern about dangerous consequences related to Alcohol and other addictive drugs use globally and in Low and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) in particular. In Ethiopia, there is a paucity of information on AUDs from Primary Health Care (PHC). Objective: His study aimed to estimate the prevalence of AUDs among adult attendees at PHC Clinics to stimulate prevention and intervention programs. Methods: We conducted this study at three PHC clinics in Jimma town. We used a WHO Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) for screening. We screened 422 adults aged 18+. We, Logistic regression model, to find independently associated covariates. Results: The prevalence of AUDs was 41% (n=173). On the AUDIT scale, 27.5% drunk hazardously, 8.3% u.. Read More»

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