Alcohol Consumption Patterns: A Systematic Review of Demographic and Sociocultural Influencing Factors


Khamis, Abd Alghani and Salleh, Siti Zuliana and Ab Karim, Mohd Sayuti and Mohd Rom, Noor Ashikin and Janasekaran, Shamini and Idris, Aida and Abd Rashid, Rusdi (2022) Alcohol Consumption Patterns: A Systematic Review of Demographic and Sociocultural Influencing Factors. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19 (13). p. 8103. ISSN 1660-4601

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Background: Excessive alcohol consumption has negative effects not only on the drinkers’ health but also on others around them. Previous studies suggest that excessive alcohol consumption can be related to a combination of factors such as age, family background, religiosity, etc. Investigating and clarifying these roots of alcohol consumption is crucial so that the right type of interventions can be designed in a specific and targeted manner. Objectives: This work was conducted as a systematic review to reveal the factors associated with alcohol consumption and to heighten the understanding of the differences among various communities and segments of the population regarding their usage of alcohol. Data sources: A systematic search of Web of Science, PubMed, ScienceDirect, and Google Scholar was performed. Results: Forty-five studies were included in the review after excluding irrelevant records and duplicates. Conclusions: Alcohol consumption patterns can be associated with several factors related to communities and individuals, and our review revealed demographic factors, including age and proximity to alcohol outlets, as well as social factors, including family background, socioeconomic background, and religious influence. These findings can be used to establish a guideline for further studies in understanding alcohol consumption patterns among individuals according to their personal characteristics and sociocultural backgrounds.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Alcohol consumption patterns, physical and mental health, demographics, social factors
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD4801-8943 Labor. Work. Working class > HD8039 By industry or trade
Divisions: Faculty of Management (FOM)
Depositing User: Ms Nurul Iqtiani Ahmad
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2022 03:14
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2022 03:14


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