Revista chilena de nutrición
versión On-line ISSN 0717-7518
HERRAN F, Oscar Fernando y ARDILA L, María Fernanda. ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION AND ASSOCIATED VARIABLES IN BUCARAMANGA, COLOMBIA. Rev. chil. nutr. [online]. 2009, vol.36, n.3, pp. 217-226. ISSN 0717-7518. doi: 10.4067/S0717-75182009000300004.
The objective of this work was to estimate the quantity of consumed alcohol (g) by adults of Bucaramanga, and to describe the associated variables like problem drinking, alcoholism and characteristics of the consumer. During 2006 a total 1,119 subjects answered five questionnaires, including a food frequency questionnaire validated in this population. Men consumed 69.4 g weekly of alcohol (CI; 64.1 to 75.2) and women consumed 34.1 g (IC; 30.9 to 55.7),p=0.000. Fifty five % of the population exceeded the recommended limit of weekly consumption (70.4% of the men and 40.9% of the women, p=0.000). The quantity of energy associated to the intake of alcohol was 781 kilocalories (CI; 696 at 894), of these 20% (159 kilocalories, CI; 138 to 179) come from intake associated with soft drinks of the cola type. Six variables explain 33% of the quantity of consumed alcohol; sex, age, socioeconomic level, consumption frequency, taste and problem drinking.
Palabras clave : Alcohol drinking; epidemiology; diet; adverse effects; Colombia.