Epidemiologia do uso de álcool no Brasil

Translated title of the contribution: Epidemiology of alcohol use in Brazil

José Carlos F Galduróz, Raul Caetano

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The authors describe the most recent and significant epidemiological studies on alcohol conducted in Brazil in the last years. The aim was to outline the pattern of alcohol consumption in the country through the analysis of population surveys (household surveys, drug abuse among students, homeless children) and statistical indicators (hospital admissions for addictions, data from the Institute of Forensic Medicine, related traffic accidents and information on sales of alcoholic beverages). The analysis of the data presented in this article suggests two basic points: greater emphasis should be laid on epidemiological studies in Brazil, through increasing the scope of research, as well as its systematic updating. Alcohol certainly has a strong influence in the etiology and maintenance of several social, economic and health problems faced in our country.

Translated title of the contributionEpidemiology of alcohol use in Brazil
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)3-6
Number of pages4
JournalRevista Brasileira de Psiquiatria
Issue numberSUPPL.
StatePublished - May 2004


  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Brazil
  • Epidemiology
  • Statistical & numerical data
  • Surveys

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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