An Analytical Study of the Epidemiological Profile of Alcoholics
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Alcohol has been used for centuries to obtain relief from discomfort and tension. It is very difficult to draw a line of demarcation between drinking of alcohol as a social habit or as a medical problem. Loosely a person should be considered alcoholic, if his/her drink interferes with her/his physical and mental health as well as his/her social and economic life.
To assess the epidemiological profile of alcoholics.
Nature of study
it was an retrospective study
Material and method
The data was collected from the sampled cases in a pre drawn, pre tested questionnaire Variables: Age, sex, their diet pattern, smoking habit, B.M.I., random Blood Sugar level and Blood Pressure etc.
Were expressed in simple terms of proportion
Findings and interpretation
it has been revealed that majority of alcoholics were adolescents. 96% Alcoholics were also indulging in the habit of smoking and the rest 4% found non-smokers.100.0 percentage Alcoholics were non-vegetarian. 96% Alcoholics were also indulging in the habit of smoking. Only 12.0% diabetic alcoholics were in the normal range as per B.M.I. in comparison to 24.0% non-diabetic. 36.0% and 12.0% belong to Group-II and Group-III respectively as per R.B.S. level.
There were dual addiction in most of the alcoholics, which is very dangerous for their health though both addiction (alcohol and tobacco), are modifiable risk factor.
Dual-addiction, Tipple, Pint, Vodka.