Factors associated with alcohol consumption among high school students in Nakhon Ratchasima Province

Authors

  • Jaruwan Tritipsombut Faculty of Public Health, Nakhon Ratchasima Rajabhat University, Nakhon Ratchasima
  • Sarocha Lorprakorn Faculty of Public Health, Nakhon Ratchasima Rajabhat University, Nakhon Ratchasima
  • Phatchari Saengsut Bua Yai Hospital
  • Naphaphon Nambida Faculty of Public Health, Nakhon Ratchasima Rajabhat University, Nakhon Ratchasima

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14456/dcj.2023.68

Abstract

Rapidly changing social conditions have made alcohol easily accessible to all age groups, especially school age adolescents. This study aims to assess factors associated with alcohol consumption among high school students in one of Nakhon Ratchasima's schools. A total of 231 participants were sampled in proportion to the population classified by study year and study plan. The results showed that 12.6% were
currently drinking; 52.4% of the sample were male; average age of 16.47 years (SD=0.97); 38.1% studied in 10th grade; had a grade point average (GPAX) of 3.00 (SD=0.53); 58.0% living with their parents; 64.1% of their father drank alcohol; 35.9% of their mother drank alcohol. 88.3% of the sample had received information about the detrimental effects of alcohol consumption, their overall perception of the effects of alcohol was at a moderate level (81.0%). Multivariable logistic regression analysis found that factors
associated with alcohol consumption among high school students was academic performance and father
drinking alcohol. Students with grade point average (GPAX) less than 3.00 were 3.45 times more likely to drink alcohol than those with GPAX≥3.00 (95% CI=1.40-8.48, p-value=0.007). Students whose father drinks alcohol were 3.58 times more likely to drink alcohol than those whose fathers did not drink alcohol (95% CI=1.15-11.16, p-value=0.028). Therefore, relevant authorities should closely monitor the problems and implement necessary measures to prevent alcohol consumption among students with GPAX less than 3.00 whose father drinks alcohol.

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2023-12-29

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Tritipsombut J, Lorprakorn S, Saengsut P, Nambida N. Factors associated with alcohol consumption among high school students in Nakhon Ratchasima Province. Dis Control J [Internet]. 2023 Dec. 29 [cited 2024 Apr. 15];49(4):832-45. Available from: https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/DCJ/article/view/258722

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