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Medicina clínica y social

On-line version ISSN 2521-2281


ARROM SUHURT, María Auxiliadora et al. Abusive of alcohol in adolescent students. Med. clín. soc. [online]. 2021, vol.5, n.1, pp.25-31. ISSN 2521-2281.


the harmful consumption of alcohol in adolescents is more and more worrisome in many countries, since it reduces self-control and increases the risk behaviors.


it was proposed to analyze the abusive consumption of alcohol in 463 high school students.


descriptive and retrospective cross-sectional study in adolescents from 56 schools in the Department of Alto Paraná. Probabilistic, three-stage sampling, self-administered, structured and anonymous questionnaire, with prior authorization. For consumption level, alcohol abuse amounts from the National Survey of Toxic Habits of Paraguay were used as a parameter. Information uploaded to Excel database, analyzed with Stata. Results: Of the total of 661 in the sample, 70,0% (463) consumed at some time in their lives, 27% (182) did not. Of this total (100% / 463) 75,6% (350) consumed with 15 years (and less) and from 16 years, 19% (88). In the last year, 44,7% (207) consumed beer in an abusive way; 34,3% (159) consumed less and 17,9% (83) did not consume. Also 35,0% (162) consumed wine in an abusive way, 28,7% (133) consumed less and 32,4% (150) did not consume. In the last 30 days, 42,1% (195) consumed beer 򠁺busively, while 24,4% (113) consumed less and 28,9% (134) did not consume. Also 29,2% (135) consumed wine in an abusive way, while 21,4% (99) less and 43,8% (203) did not consume.


abusive alcohol consumption observed at an early age in the study population and female consumption that practically equals the consumption of men.

Keywords : alcohol; abuse; adolescents; students.

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