Drinking habits of Malaysians in general practice.

T. Maniam

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    Abstract

    Five hundred and sixty-two consecutive attenders at an urban general practice were studied using the Consumption Index which has been successfully used in a general hospital sample. Seventy per cent of Chinese, 11% of Malays and 42% of Indians have used or are currently using alcohol-a vast majority of them were social drinkers. Among those who ever drank, 6% of Chinese and 22% of Malays drank more than 14 units per week. The hypotheses that more Indians used alcohol and used it more heavily were not supported in this urban sample. Possible explanations for these findings and the limitations of this study are discussed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)369-374
    Number of pages6
    JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
    Volume49
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 1994

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    In: Medical Journal of Malaysia, Vol. 49, No. 4, 12.1994, p. 369-374.

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