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Title: Alcohol use disorder among patients suffered from road collisions in a Vietnamese Delta province
Authors: Vu, H.M.
Tran, T.T.
Vu, G.T.
Nguyen, C.T.
Nguyen, C.M.
Vu, L.G.
Tran, T.H.
Tran, B.X.
Latkin, C.A.
Ho, C.S.H.
Ho, R.C.M. 
Keywords: Alcohol
Traffic accidents
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: MDPI AG
Citation: Vu, H.M., Tran, T.T., Vu, G.T., Nguyen, C.T., Nguyen, C.M., Vu, L.G., Tran, T.H., Tran, B.X., Latkin, C.A., Ho, C.S.H., Ho, R.C.M. (2019). Alcohol use disorder among patients suffered from road collisions in a Vietnamese Delta province. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 16 (13) : 2423. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Rights: Attribution 4.0 International
Abstract: Traffic collisions have continuously been ranked amongst the top causes of deaths in Vietnam. In particular, drinking has been recognized as a major factor amplifying the likelihood of traffic collisions in various settings. This study aims to examine the relationship between alcohol use and traffic collisions in the current context of Vietnam. A cross-sectional study was conducted on 413 traffic collisions patients in six health facilities in the Thai Binh Province to investigate the level of alcohol consumption and identify factors influencing alcohol use among these patients. The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test-Consumption (AUDIT-C) scale was used to determine the problematic drinking behavior of the participants. The percentage of patients having problematic drinking was more than 30%. Being male, having a high household income, and working as farmer/worker were risk factors for alcohol abuse. People causing accidents and patients with a traumatic brain injury had a higher likelihood of drinking alcohol before the accidents. This study highlights the necessity of more stringent laws on reducing drink-driving in Vietnam. In addition, more interventions, especially those utilizing mass media like educational campaign of good behavior on social networks, are necessary to reduce alcohol consumption in targeted populations in order to decrease the prevalence and burden of road injuries. © 2019 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.
Source Title: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
ISSN: 1661-7827
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph16132423
Rights: Attribution 4.0 International
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