Health and behavioral factors associated with binge drinking among ...

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Jun 21, 2017 - 2Center for Global Health Research, Touro University California, Vallejo, USA. Full list of author information is available at the end of the article.

Yi et al. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy (2017) 12:32 DOI 10.1186/s13011-017-0117-2

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Health and behavioral factors associated with binge drinking among university students in nine ASEAN countries Siyan Yi1,2*, Chanrith Ngin1, Karl Peltzer3,4,5 and Supa Pengpid3,4

Abstract Background: Heavy drinking among university students has been globally recognized as a major public health burden. In the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region, studies on this issue have been scant, country-specific and in different time frames. The aim of this study was to identify social and behavioral factors associated with binge drinking among university students in nine ASEAN countries. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in 2015 among 8809 undergraduate university students from 13 universities in Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam using self-administered questionnaire. Multivariate logistic regression analyses were conducted to explore the associated factors. Results: More than half (62.3%) of the study sample were female with a mean age of 20.5 (SD = 2.0) years. Of total, 12.8% were infrequent (

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