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). ISSN 1660-4601, DOI

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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
Funders: Universiti Malaya Impact-Oriented Interdisciplinary Research Grant Programme IIRG005C-2020SAH
Uncontrolled Keywords: Alcohol consumption patterns; Physical and mental health; Demographics; Social factors
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GT Manners and customs
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Medicine > Psychological Medicine Department
Faculty of Business and Economics
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2023 06:38
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2023 07:48

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