Predictors Of Alcohol Use Disorders And Their Association With Family Functioning Among Adults Residing In Dodoma Municipality, Tanzania

ABSTRACT

Background: Globally, alcohol use disorders (AUDs) cause 3.3 million deaths each year

globally. They also add to the burden of diseases, violence, accidents and family

dysfunction. This study aims to look at prevalence and predictors of AUDs and their

association with family functioning among adults residing in Dodoma municipality.

Methods: Cross-section study design was used with a sample size of 690 participants.

Data collected using three assessment tools: social-demographic characteristics

assessment tool, AUDIT for alcohol use and General family functioning of family

assessment device (FAD). Face to face interviews were done to collect data from

participants after considering ethical issues. Multivariate analysis was employed in this

study.

Results: Prevalence of AUDs among adults residing in Dodoma municipality was

(21.4%). Predictors of alcohol use disorders were; those aged 40 years and above

(OR:;15.04,CI:; 1.631-139.289), male gender (OR:;1.978,CI:;1.028-3.807 ), Not

attending religious services in churches or mosques (OR:;14.687, CI:;5.423-39.779),

cigarette smoking (OR:;31.434, CI:;1.949-162.203) and peer pressure (OR:;0.06;0.021-

0.169). Furthermore, it was found that alcohol use disorders have the significant

association with family dysfunction, (OR:; 0.469, CI:;0.280-0.788).

Conclusion and recommendation: AUDs are a problem among adults residing in Dodoma

municipality. It predictors are male gender, age of 40 and above, peer pressure, cigarette

smoking and not attending religious services. Also it is significantly associated with

families' dysfunction. Therefore there is a need of the interventions which should deals

with AUDs in Dodoma municipality.

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APA

AMOS, A (2021). Predictors Of Alcohol Use Disorders And Their Association With Family Functioning Among Adults Residing In Dodoma Municipality, Tanzania. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/predictors-of-alcohol-use-disorders-and-their-association-with-family-functioning-among-adults-residing-in-dodoma-municipality-tanzania

MLA 8th

AMOS, ALELUYA "Predictors Of Alcohol Use Disorders And Their Association With Family Functioning Among Adults Residing In Dodoma Municipality, Tanzania" Afribary. Afribary, 26 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/predictors-of-alcohol-use-disorders-and-their-association-with-family-functioning-among-adults-residing-in-dodoma-municipality-tanzania. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

MLA7

AMOS, ALELUYA . "Predictors Of Alcohol Use Disorders And Their Association With Family Functioning Among Adults Residing In Dodoma Municipality, Tanzania". Afribary, Afribary, 26 Apr. 2021. Web. 18 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/predictors-of-alcohol-use-disorders-and-their-association-with-family-functioning-among-adults-residing-in-dodoma-municipality-tanzania >.

Chicago

AMOS, ALELUYA . "Predictors Of Alcohol Use Disorders And Their Association With Family Functioning Among Adults Residing In Dodoma Municipality, Tanzania" Afribary (2021). Accessed May 18, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/predictors-of-alcohol-use-disorders-and-their-association-with-family-functioning-among-adults-residing-in-dodoma-municipality-tanzania