Prevalence and Initiating Factors for Alcohol Use Disorder among Medical Students of Telangana
Keywords:alcohol use disorder (AUD), medical students, at risk, medical college
Introduction: alcohol use disorders (aud) or alcoholism is a term for any drinking of alcohol that results in
mental or physical health problems. alcoholism is a worldwide problem. it is known to have adverse effects
on psychological and social health. Objectives: to study the prevalence of alcohol use disorder (AUD)
among medical students. to study the initiating factors for alcohol use among study population.
Methodology: the present study is a prospective observational study done on medical students and internees
(house sourgeons) of telangana state government medical colleges with the use of pre-designed, pre-tested
web-based audit (alcohol use disorders identification test) questionnaire with additional variables to determine
the initiating factors of alcohol use. Results: in this study total 270 mbbs students were participated in those
141(52.22%) were boys and 129 (47.77%) were girls. majority study population belongs to 3rd mbbs 137
(50.74%) and less study population from internship 12 (4.44%). in the presen study males 111 (41.1%) are
under low risk, 30 (11.11%) are at risk among females 115 (42.59%) are under low risk, 14 (5.18%) are
at risk. Conclusion: the overall prevalence was found to be 44 (16.29%).factors that seem to be enabling
initiation of alcohol include male sex, curiosity, background of medical education, staying away from parents
and an age group of 16-20 years.