Risk Factors Associated with Alcohol Consumption Among Romanian University Students- Preliminary Research

Liana Claudia SALANŢĂ, Maria TOFANĂ, Carmen R. POP, Anamaria POP, Teodora COLDEA, Mihaela MIHAI

Abstract


Young people’s consumption of alcohol is an ongoing problem. Many young adults binge-drink alcohol excessively, with serious negative consequences thereafter. This preliminary research assessed risk factors associated with alcohol consumption, drinking problems and related consequences among university students. The study was carried out on a total of 1056 students from UASVM Cluj-Napoca, Romania. University students claimed altered states of health after drinking episodes: vomiting, abdominal pain, headache, dizziness (43.1%), forgetfulness after drinking (3.1%). Furthermore, students who drank over the limit reported physical and violence-related problems (2.7%) and were more likely to develop risky behaviors, like driving under the influence of alcohol (13.9%) or car accidents (0.2%). The participants in the study were not heavy social drinkers, 50.9% of the respondents reported no consequences after drinking alcohol.

Keywords


alcohol drinking; health; risk factors; Romanian university students.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15835/buasvmcn-fst:0025

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