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Revista Gaúcha de Enfermagem

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Abstract

OLIVEIRA, Graciele Cadahaiane de et al. Heavy alcohol consumption among women. Rev. Gaúcha Enferm. [online]. 2012, vol.33, n.2, pp. 60-68. ISSN 1983-1447.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1983-14472012000200010.

This descriptive, exploratory study aimed to characterize women attending a Teaching Hospital in Northwest Paraná, for alcohol abuse in the years 1999 to 200, according to sociodemographic data of intoxication and associated with trauma and violence. Among 823 visits, the most frequent age range was from 20 to 49 years (58.32%). 13 (1.58%) were pregnant, 12.5% had 9-12 years of schooling. Liquor was the main beverage used and its intake was more prevalent at night. Approximately 156 (18.96%) women required hospitalization. Hospital avoidance was observed in 8.5% of cases. We conclude that woman are likely to abuse alcohol, and this study enabled a description of the areas in women's health that are impacted, allowing the implementation of preventive measures to decrease occurrence  and recurrence in this population.

Keywords : Epidemiology; Alcoholic intoxication; Women's health; Alcoholism.

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