Volume 10, Issue 1 And 2 (8-2004)                   IJPCP 2004, 10(1 And 2): 122-129 | Back to browse issues page

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Attar H, Afkham Ebrahimi A, Nasr Esfahani M. Alcohol Use in Hospitalized Patients at Hazrat-e-Rasoul Hospital. IJPCP. 2004; 10 (1 and 2) :122-129
URL: http://ijpcp.iums.ac.ir/article-1-116-en.html
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Abstract

Objectives: This study assessed the rate of alcohol use in hospitalized patients at a general hospital in Iran.

Methods: In a cross-sectional descriptive study, 571 patients from 11 wards of Hazrat-e-RasoulHospital were evaluated by a demographic questionnaire. The Pediatrics, Emergency, ICU, and CCU wards were excluded from the study. The sampling was implemented through the nonran-domized convenient method.

Findings: The rate of current alcohol use was 9.6% (8.9% in males and 0.7% in females) in all 25.4% of the patients  (22.8% in males and 2.6% in females) reported to alcohol use in their life-time. The highest rates of current alcohol use were observed in the orthopedic ward (25.3%), the 15-29 years old age group (47.3%), and the patients with education under high school diplomas (56.4%). The rate of current alcohol use was 54.5% in married patients while in single, divorced, or widows, the rate was 45.5%. The weekly alcohol consumption was the most frequently reported pattern of current use (34.5%).

Results: There is a considerable prevalence of alcohol use among the patients in a general hospital. Attending to its impact on presentation and treatment of various diseases is essential. 

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Received: 2007/04/4

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