Diferenças nos padrões de consumo de álcool entre homens e mulheres no Brasil

Translated title of the contribution: Differences in drinking patterns between men and women in Brazil

Cynthia C. Wolle, Marcos Sanches, Monica L. Zilberman, Raul Caetano, Marcos Zaleski, Ronaldo R. Laranjeira, Ilana Pinsky

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Objective: To examine sex differences in alcohol consumption according to age groups, and to assess gender and age effects on several aspects of alcohol consumption patterns. Method: Based on a Brazilian nationwide representative sample (n=3,007), we analysed the differences in drinking patterns between genders. We also assessed the effects of gender, age, and gender by age interaction for alcohol consumption dimensions (frequent drinking, usual intake, binge drinking, and frequent binge drinking), using logistic and negative binomial regression models. Results: Gender, age, and gender by age interaction had significant effects on the predictive models for all studied drinking patterns, except for the 'usual' dosage. The effect of gender on drinking patterns varies with age. While gender has a greater effect in older age groups, the difference between men and women decreased in the younger age groups. Conclusions: Gender convergence regarding alcohol use is a trend that might be influenced by environmental factors and should be addressed in prevention and treatment programs, as well as in public health policies.

Translated title of the contributionDifferences in drinking patterns between men and women in Brazil
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)367-373
Number of pages7
JournalRevista Brasileira de Psiquiatria
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2011


  • Adolescentss
  • Alcohol drinking
  • Epidemiology
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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