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New Indian Journal of Surgery

Volume  3, Issue 3, July - September 2012, Pages 188-188

 

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Prevalence and Pattern of Alcohol Consumption in Pondicherry Adult Males: To Bring Change in Attitude
Pushparaj R., Senthilkumaran R., Sumeet Shende, Ajit Malani
Sri Lakshmi Narayana Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry, India
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Abstract

Alcohol abuse and alcoholism are one of the major public health problems in both developed and developing countries. It is major cause of mortality and morbidity. Consumption of alcohol has increased in Indian society in recent years. Alcohol consumption accounts for nearly 4% disability -adjusted life years (DALYs) lost. It not only causes chronic disease like liver cirrhosis, pancreatitis but also has social consequences such as road traffic accidents, family and domestic problems, interpersonal violence and received more public and research attention. Pondicherry is place where there was French rule before independence and influenced by mix culture .Tourism and easy availability of alcohol in shops in comparatively low rate increases alcohol consumption in this Union Territory.
 


Corresponding Author : Pushparaj R.