Factors Associated with Alcohol Consumption Behavior Among High School Students in Pakkading District, Bolikhamxay Province, Lao People ’s Democratic Republic


  • Aelayvanh Lormany นักศึกษา หลักสูตรสาธารณสุขศาสตรมหาบัณฑิต สาขาวิชาสาธารณสุขศาสตร์ คณะสาธารณสุขศาสตร์ มหาวิทยาลัยขอนแก่น
  • Pornpimon Chupanit อาจารย์ สาขาวิชาการบริหารสาธารณสุข การส่งเสริมสุขภาพ โภชนาการ คณะสาธารณสุขศาสตร์ มหาวิทยาลัยขอนแก่น


Factors, Behavior of alcohol consumption, High school student


The objectives of this study were to survey alcohol consumption behavior and to determine factors associated with alcohol consumption behavior among high school students in Pakkading District, Bolikhamxay Province, Lao People's Democratic Republic. The samples were 342 students in high school grades 5-7. Data were collected from the questionnaires. The relationship between factors and alcohol consumption behavior were determined by the multiple logistic regression. The findings showed that alcohol consumption behavior in the samples was 68.2 %. Factors related to alcohol consumption behavior among high school students including they are having close friends who drink alcohol beverages (Adjusted OR = 2.9, 95% Cl = 1.6-4.4) and the alcohol beverage shops having sales promotions (Adjusted OR = 2.9, 95% Cl = 1.5-4.2). Therefore, there should be surveillance and monitoring of alcohol consumption behavior as well as finding measures for prevention among high school students.


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