Epidemiological features of alcohol use in rural India: a population-based cross-sectional study

Author: 
Sujit D Rathod, Abhijit Nadkarni, Arvin Bhana, Rahul Shidhaye
Publication date: 
19 December 2015

▪ This is the first population-based survey of

alcohol use to be conducted in Madhya Pradesh,

India in 10 years, and one of the few studies of

alcohol use in India to include women.

▪ We used a widely validated screening tool

(AUDIT) to identify participants who had alcohol

use disorders.

▪ Since this is a cross-sectional study, we are

unable to determine whether any of the factors

associated with AUDIT scores are causal

relationships.