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Title: Concurrent tobacco use and risky drinking in South Africa: Results from the South African national health and nutrition examination survey
Authors: Nancy Phaswana-Mafuya
Karl Peltzer
Supa Pengpid
North-West University
University of Limpopo
Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa
Mahidol University
Keywords: Psychology
Issue Date: 30-Aug-2018
Citation: Journal of Psychology in Africa. Vol.28, No.4 (2018), 316-322
Abstract: © 2018 Africa Scholarship Development Enterprize. The aim of this study was to examine socio-demographic and psychosocial correlates of concurrent tobacco use and risky drinking We analysed data from the cross-sectional South African National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (SANHANES-1) 2011-2012 The sample included 14 764 adolescents and adults aged 15 years and older They responded to questions on tobacco and alcohol use, psychosocial, and socio-demographic indicators Results indicate that 9 6% (16 8% among men and 3 5% among women) of South Africans were involved in concurrent tobacco use and risky drinking, 18 2% in current tobacco use only, and 20 3% in risky drinking only In covariate adjusted analysis, being 25 to 64 years, being male, belonging to the coloured population group, residing in urban areas, having experienced three or more traumatic events, and poor self-rated health were associated with concurrent tobacco use and risky drinking Findings suggest socio-demographic and health factors are important for public health interventions in addressing concurrent tobacco and alcohol use in South Africa.
ISSN: 18155626
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2018

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