Prevalence and risk factors associated with alcohol consumption among indigenous people in Sabah Borneo Island

Rusdi Abd Rashid and Mohd Nazri Mohd Daud and Rhanye Mac Guad and Siew, Hua Gan and Wan Azlinda Irnee Wan Husin and Nelbon Giloi and Mahmoud Danaee and Mas Ayu Said and Liew, Constance Sat Lin and Ramy Bulan and Abdul Marsudi Manah and Azirah Hashim and Taherehbeygom Seghatoleslam and Mohamad Hussain Habil (2021) Prevalence and risk factors associated with alcohol consumption among indigenous people in Sabah Borneo Island. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 29. pp. 464-472. ISSN 1440-1584

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Objectives In this study, we aimed to determine the prevalence and risk factors of alcohol use among a cohort of population in Sabah. Design This is a prospective, cohort study involving rural community residents. Setting Rural community resident at Bingkor, Keningau, Sabah. Participants 363 individuals aged 13 years old and above. Intervention Community-based participatory research to determine the prevalence and risk factors associated with alcohol use. Main outcome measures Measurement of alcohol use using Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) and assessment of psychiatric morbidity using Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI) questionnaires. Results Most alcohol drinkers aged between 36-45 years old, followed by 26-35 years old and 46-55 years old. Interestingly, there are almost similar female to male ratio. Most were Kadazan-Dusun ethnic, non-Muslims, and married. Although only less than a third of the participants received tertiary education, the majority were working. Based on the findings, being a male, non-Muslim and having an obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) (current) posed a significantly higher risk of alcohol consumption. Conclusion A worryingly high prevalence of hazardous alcohol consumption among the locals is reported. There is a need for population-wide intervention towards preventive measures based on the identified risk factors for hazardous alcohol use.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Alcohol consumption , Indigenous people , Sabah , Borneo , Island
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > HT51-1595 Communities. Classes. Races > HT401-485 Rural groups. Rural sociology
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > HV1-9960 Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > HV5001-5720.5 Alcoholism. Intemperance. Temperance reform
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Depositing User: SAFRUDIN BIN DARUN -
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2021 12:35
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2021 12:35
URI: https://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/30335

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