Moderate or major anxiety and depression versus high alcohol consumption in women in Honduras
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Faculty of Medical Sciences, National Autonomous University of Honduras, Tegucigalpa, HONDURAS
Grupo de Salud Mental, Faculty of Medical Sciences, National Autonomous University of Honduras, Tegucigalpa, HONDURAS
Honduran Institute for the Prevention of Alcoholism, Drug Addiction and Drug Dependency, Tegucigalpa, HONDURAS
Grupo de Investigacion GRINVAR, HONDURAS
Faculty of Business Sciences, Universidad Continental, Huancayo, PERU
Universidad de Huánuco, Huánuco, PERU
Publication date: 2024-03-22
Electron J Gen Med 2024;21(2):em578
The role of women in society is diverse and fundamental.

To determine whether anxiety and moderate or major depression were associated with high alcohol consumption in Honduran women.

A cross-sectional and analytic study was conducted using the self-reporting questionnaire test as a screening tool for anxiety, depression, and alcohol consumption.

Moderate or greater anxiety was more frequent among those with high alcohol consumption (aPR: 1.49; 95% CI: 1.09-2.04; p=0.013), was also frequent among those reporting violence at home (aPR: 1.63; 95% confidence interval [CI]: 1.36-1.94; p<0.001) and some history of mental pathology at home (aPR: 1.64; 95% CI: 1.44-1.87; p<0.001). Moderate or major depression was more frequent among those reporting violence at home (aPR: 1.54; 95% CI: 1.30-1.83; p<0.001) and having some history of mental pathology at home (aPR: 1.38; 95% CI: 1.18-1.63; p<0.001).

A significant association was observed between anxiety and high alcohol consumption in this population of women from Honduras.

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