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09 / 11 / 2023

 


Investigating the Knowledge and Attitudes of Adults Towards the Effects of Alcohol in Tabuk City: A Cross-Sectional Study

Saad Moryah Alqahtani, Eyad Abdluaziz Badri, Ghuyudh Talal Almutairi, Abdulrhman Abdu Daghriri, Talal Hussain Alharbi, Abdullah Saad Almunyif, Fatemah Salman Alhadab, Seba Sameer Alhamali, Hosam Hadi Awaji.


Abstract
Background: Alcohol use is linked to a variety of ailments and accidents, including cardiovascular conditions, malignancies, neurological and mental illnesses, as well as accidents involving transportation. Alcohol is a significant contributor to the entire global burden of illness, accounting for 4% of all fatalities and 4-5% of all years of life with a handicap. The present study aims to investigate the knowledge and attitudes of adults towards alcohol consumption in Tabuk City, Saudi Arabia.

Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in Tabuk City, Saudi Arabia, with a total of 584 participating adults. The data were collected using a questionnaire from various settings in community centers.

Results: The majority of the participants demonstrated good knowledge about the potential health risks associated with alcohol consumption, with a percentage of 95.8%. Among the participants, only 7.3% reported consuming alcohol, and male participants showed a significantly higher frequency of alcohol consumption than females. Employed participants also exhibited a significantly higher frequency of consuming alcohol than others (p < 0.001). The majority of the participants showed good knowledge about the harmful effects of alcohol consumption. Smoking showed a highly significant correlation with alcohol consumption (r = 0.425 and p < 0.001).

Conclusion: Among the participants, 65.6% revealed that the consumption of alcohol is associated with increased crime rates, domestic violence, and the disruption of family dynamics. Among those who were consuming alcohol, personal enjoyment was the major reason. Only 20.9% of the participants showed awareness of resources or support services available in Tabuk City for individuals struggling with alcohol-related issues.

Key words: knowledge, smoking, alcohol, Saudi Arabia, Tabuk


 
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Alqahtani SM, Badri EA, Almutairi GT, Daghriri AA, Alharbi TH, Almunyif AS, Alhadab FS, Alhamali SS, Awaji HH. Investigating the Knowledge and Attitudes of Adults Towards the Effects of Alcohol in Tabuk City: A Cross-Sectional Study. IJMDC. 2023; 7(12): 1876-1883. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1695840434


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Alqahtani SM, Badri EA, Almutairi GT, Daghriri AA, Alharbi TH, Almunyif AS, Alhadab FS, Alhamali SS, Awaji HH. Investigating the Knowledge and Attitudes of Adults Towards the Effects of Alcohol in Tabuk City: A Cross-Sectional Study. https://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=171133 [Access: February 27, 2024]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1695840434


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Alqahtani SM, Badri EA, Almutairi GT, Daghriri AA, Alharbi TH, Almunyif AS, Alhadab FS, Alhamali SS, Awaji HH. Investigating the Knowledge and Attitudes of Adults Towards the Effects of Alcohol in Tabuk City: A Cross-Sectional Study. IJMDC. 2023; 7(12): 1876-1883. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1695840434



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Alqahtani SM, Badri EA, Almutairi GT, Daghriri AA, Alharbi TH, Almunyif AS, Alhadab FS, Alhamali SS, Awaji HH. Investigating the Knowledge and Attitudes of Adults Towards the Effects of Alcohol in Tabuk City: A Cross-Sectional Study. IJMDC. (2023), [cited February 27, 2024]; 7(12): 1876-1883. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1695840434



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Alqahtani, S. M., Badri, . E. A., Almutairi, . G. T., Daghriri, . A. A., Alharbi, . T. H., Almunyif, . A. S., Alhadab, . F. S., Alhamali, . S. S. & Awaji, . H. H. (2023) Investigating the Knowledge and Attitudes of Adults Towards the Effects of Alcohol in Tabuk City: A Cross-Sectional Study. IJMDC, 7 (12), 1876-1883. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1695840434



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Alqahtani, Saad Moryah, Eyad Abdluaziz Badri, Ghuyudh Talal Almutairi, Abdulrhman Abdu Daghriri, Talal Hussain Alharbi, Abdullah Saad Almunyif, Fatemah Salman Alhadab, Seba Sameer Alhamali, and Hosam Hadi Awaji. 2023. Investigating the Knowledge and Attitudes of Adults Towards the Effects of Alcohol in Tabuk City: A Cross-Sectional Study. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 7 (12), 1876-1883. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1695840434



Chicago Style

Alqahtani, Saad Moryah, Eyad Abdluaziz Badri, Ghuyudh Talal Almutairi, Abdulrhman Abdu Daghriri, Talal Hussain Alharbi, Abdullah Saad Almunyif, Fatemah Salman Alhadab, Seba Sameer Alhamali, and Hosam Hadi Awaji. "Investigating the Knowledge and Attitudes of Adults Towards the Effects of Alcohol in Tabuk City: A Cross-Sectional Study." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 7 (2023), 1876-1883. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1695840434



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Alqahtani, Saad Moryah, Eyad Abdluaziz Badri, Ghuyudh Talal Almutairi, Abdulrhman Abdu Daghriri, Talal Hussain Alharbi, Abdullah Saad Almunyif, Fatemah Salman Alhadab, Seba Sameer Alhamali, and Hosam Hadi Awaji. "Investigating the Knowledge and Attitudes of Adults Towards the Effects of Alcohol in Tabuk City: A Cross-Sectional Study." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 7.12 (2023), 1876-1883. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1695840434



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Alqahtani, S. M., Badri, . E. A., Almutairi, . G. T., Daghriri, . A. A., Alharbi, . T. H., Almunyif, . A. S., Alhadab, . F. S., Alhamali, . S. S. & Awaji, . H. H. (2023) Investigating the Knowledge and Attitudes of Adults Towards the Effects of Alcohol in Tabuk City: A Cross-Sectional Study. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 7 (12), 1876-1883. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1695840434





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