Prevalence and socio-demographic determinants of tobacco, alcohol, substance use and drug misuse in general population in Turkey Türkiye’de Genel Populasyonda Tütün, Alkol, Madde Kullanımı ve İlaç Yanlış Kullanımının Prevalansı ve Sosyo-Demografik Belirleyicileri

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İLHAN M. N., ARIKAN Z., Kotan Z., Tunçoğlu T., Pinarci M., Taşdemir A., ...More

Noropsikiyatri Arsivi, vol.53, no.3, pp.205-212, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 53 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/npa.2015.10050
  • Journal Name: Noropsikiyatri Arsivi
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.205-212
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


© 2016 by Turkish Association of Neuropsychiatry.Introduction: The aim of the current study is to determine prevalence ratios of tobacco, alcohol, substance use and drug misuse in a large scale sample of general population and recognize related socio-demographic factors. Methods: The study was based on a cross-sectional survey conducted with a nationally representative sample of 8045 individuals with face-to-face, in-house interviews implemented by a trained team of interviewers. Results: Life-time prevalences of tobacco, alcohol, substance use and drug misuse are 51.8%, 28.3%, 2.8% and 10.5% respectively. Age, gender education level and marital status are important socio-demographic determinants for tobacco, alcohol use and drug misuse. Income level is an important determinant for alcohol and substance use. Conclusion: Tobacco, alcohol, substance use and drug misuse are significant health concerns in Turkey. Socio-demographic status is an important determinant of several aspects of tobacco, alcohol, substance use and drug misuse and should therefore be evaluated carefully to develop effective protective and preventive strategies.