Binge Drinking of Alcohol Consumption among Young Adults in High Socioeconomic Nightclubs, Bangkok - Thailand
Keywords:Young adults, nightclubs, binge drinking, high socioeconomic, Bangkok
The objective of the study was to study the pattern of binge drinking among young adults in high socioeconomic nightclubs, Bangkok. The data collection was done in evening period started from 7pm until mid night during November and December 2010. The researcher randomly selected the customers who were first arrived the nightclubs and hadn’t started drinking alcohol to be the respondents, so that they had conscious and were able to answer questions correctly. Overall 348 respondents with 20-34 years old were passed the AUDIT test within 8-19 score of binge level and were enrolled in the study. The result was males were more likely to have harmful drinking than females as males were more likely to drink more volume of alcohol than females. The respondents with higher education tended to consume more alcohol than those who have lower education. The respondents who earned high income were more likely to drink more, spend money more on alcohol and also tended to spend more on their binge drinking; especially males were found to spend higher than females. Beer (68.8%) was the type that males consumed the most in past 30 days, while wine (64.6%) was the most in females. The study found that binge drinking in high socioeconomic nightclubs was considerably high. The related organization should be surveillance, and plan for the future prevention and intervention.