Sociodemographic factors associated with alcohol use in Turkish women

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Uenver Ş., ALKAN Ö.

JOURNAL OF SUBSTANCE USE, 2023 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/14659891.2023.2284942
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, ASSIA, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, Educational research abstracts (ERA), Index Islamicus, Psycinfo
  • Ataturk University Affiliated: Yes


ObjectivesThis study aimed to determine the relationship between sociodemographic conditions and alcohol use among women.MethodsIn this study, the microdata set of the Turkey Health Research survey conducted by the Turkish Statistical Institute in 2019 was used. The Chi-square independence test examined the relationship between alcohol use and independent variables. Using the Gompit regression analysis, the factors associated with the alcohol consumption of women were identified.ResultsIt was determined that the variables of age, education status, marital status, general health status, psycho-social support status, disease status, working status, body mass index, tobacco use status, number of close people who can be trusted and the status of helping someone else were related to alcohol use status.ConclusionThis study emphasizes the importance of targeting women who are youthful, have a high level of education, use tobacco, are single, have a disease lasting six months or longer, are employed, and receive psychosocial support. These groups need more protection from alcohol consumption, and alcohol prevention and cessation programs should also focus on these groups. In order to develop effective strategies to reduce alcohol consumption, it is necessary to consider the factors that affect alcohol consumption.