Prevalence and risk factors associated with alcohol consumption among indigenous people in Sabah Borneo Island

Rashid, Rusdi Bin Abd and Daud, Mohd Nazri Bin Mohd and Mac Guad, Rhanye and Gan, Siew Hua and Husin, Wan Azlinda Irnee Binti Wan and Giloi, Nelbon and Danaee, Mahmoud and Said, Mas Ayu Binti and Lin, Constance Liew Sat and Bulan, Ramy and Bin Manah, Abdul Marsudi and Hashim, Azirah Binti and Seghatoleslam, Taherehbeygom and Habil, Mohamad Hussain (2021) Prevalence and risk factors associated with alcohol consumption among indigenous people in Sabah Borneo Island. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 29 (3). pp. 464-472. ISSN 1038-5282, DOI

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In this study, we aimed to determine the prevalence and risk factors of alcohol use among a cohort of population in Sabah. Design This is a prospective, cohort study involving rural community residents. Setting Rural community resident at Bingkor, Keningau, Sabah. Participants 363 individuals aged 13 years old and above. Intervention Community-based participatory research to determine the prevalence and risk factors associated with alcohol use. Main outcome measures Measurement of alcohol use using Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) and assessment of psychiatric morbidity using Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI) questionnaires. Results Most alcohol drinkers aged between 36-45 years old, followed by 26-35 years old and 46-55 years old. Interestingly, there are almost similar female to male ratio. Most were Kadazan-Dusun ethnic, non-Muslims, and married. Although only less than a third of the participants received tertiary education, the majority were working. Based on the findings, being a male, non-Muslim and having an obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) (current) posed a significantly higher risk of alcohol consumption. Conclusion A worryingly high prevalence of hazardous alcohol consumption among the locals is reported. There is a need for population-wide intervention towards preventive measures based on the identified risk factors for hazardous alcohol use.

Item Type: Article
Funders: University Malaya Research Grant[RP 014-2012A]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Alcohol;Alcohol use disorders identification test; Indigenous people of Sabah;Mini international Neuropsychiatric Interview; risk factors
Subjects: R Medicine
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2022 03:41
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2022 03:41

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