Alcohol use among young adolescents in low-income and middle-income countries: a population-based study.

@article{Ma2018AlcoholUA,
  title={Alcohol use among young adolescents in low-income and middle-income countries: a population-based study.},
  author={Chuanwei Ma and Pascal Bovet and Lili Yang and Min Zhao and Yajun Liang and Bo Xi},
  journal={The Lancet. Child & adolescent health},
  year={2018},
  volume={2 6},
  pages={
          415-429
        }
}
BACKGROUND Alcohol use remains a major public health problem worldwide because of its harmful effects on physical and mental health. Few studies have used a standardised methodology to assess alcohol use among adolescents in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs). In the present study, we aimed to compare the prevalence of alcohol use, drunkenness episodes, and drin king-related problems among young adolescents in LMICs. METHODS For this population-based study, we used individual data… CONTINUE READING
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