acesse: Opinions about Alcohol Control
Opinions about Alcohol Control Policies among Brazilians: The first National Alcohol Survey I.
Pinsky, M. Sanches, M. Zaleski, R. Laranjeira and R. Caetano
Several general-population alcohol surveys have been conducted in Brazil in the past 25 years, none using probability sampling methodology. This paper focuses on the results of the first alcohol national survey in Brazil, particularly as it concerns support for six alcohol policies. A total of 2,346 interviews were conducted with adults aged 18 and older. The interviews, averaging 53 minutes in length, were conducted face to face in the respondent’s home by trained interviewers using a standardized questionnaire, with an overall response rate of 66.4%. Overall at least half of the respondents supported the six alcohol policies analyzed. Gender, intensity of alcohol consumption and age were the main variables associated with approval of the alcohol policies. The relatively high level of support for the alcohol policies suggests that there is room for developing new measures in the area in Brazil.
Opinions about Alcohol Control Policies among Brazilians: The first National Alcohol Survey