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Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem

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MAGALLON, Teresita de Jesús Campa  e  ROBAZZI, Maria Lúcia do Carmo Cruz. Alcohol consumption among industrial workers in Monterrey , Mexico. Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem [online]. 2005, vol.13, n.spe, pp. 819-826. ISSN 1518-8345.

This study aimed to describe alcohol consumption among 129 industrial workers. Data were collected by means of the instruments called AUDIT and CECA. The highest consumption rates were for 31-year old male workers, with 9.8 years of education, 5 years of work experience and married. The average consumption per occasion was between 3 and 4 drinks for 38.5%. 32.7% of the workers consumed 6 or more glasses per month. Consumption frequency per month was 2 or 4 times, 46.5% were dependent and damage had occurred in 55% of the workers and employees. The workers mentioned alcohol consumption during social meetings with friends (63.6%). Consequences of consumption were: physical fatigue (44.2%), physical problems (29.5%), decreased work performance (29.5%) and decreased reflexes (21.7%). The higher the alcohol consumption levels, the smaller the consequences of this consumption perceived by workers. Those workers mentioning that they did not consume alcohol were in the pre-contemplation stage.

Palavras-chave : alcohol induced disorders; worker; occupational health.

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