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Binge Drinking in Spanish University Students: Associated Factors and Repercussions: A Preliminary Study

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International Doctoral School, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos. Alcorcón, 28922 Madrid, Spain
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Department of Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Rehabilitation, and Physical Medicine, University Rey Juan Carlos, Alcorcón, 28922 Madrid, Spain
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Department of Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, University of Cantabria. Cantabria, 39008, Spain
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IDIVAL, Research Health and Bioethics Law Group, GRIDES, 39008 Cantabria, Spain
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IDIVAL, Research Nursing Group, 39008 Cantabria, Spain
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16(23), 4822; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16234822
Received: 2 November 2019 / Revised: 27 November 2019 / Accepted: 28 November 2019 / Published: 30 November 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Alcohol Use Among Adolescents and Young People)
Alcohol consumption is common among young people. We performed a preliminary cross-sectional study among students (aged 18–30 years) enrolled for the academic year 2018–2019 at the Faculty of Nursing, University of Cantabria (Spain). We collected information on psychological and sociographic factors, tobacco and cannabis uses, and levels of physical activity by AUDIT questionnaires and in person interviews. The aim of our study was to assess the potential of binge drinking (BD) to adversely affect memory and executive function. We recruited 103 students, of whom 85% were female. The alcohol use pattern of slightly more than one-half of the total population was classified as BD. Among BD students, one-fourth were smokers, and nearly one-third had tried cannabis. The mean onset for alcohol use was 15.11 years. Despite our relatively small sample size, our results show that there are strong relationships between BD and both smoking and cannabis use. View Full-Text
Keywords: binge drinking; alcohol-related disorders; tobacco use; students; alcohol drinking in college; cannabis; psychological test binge drinking; alcohol-related disorders; tobacco use; students; alcohol drinking in college; cannabis; psychological test
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Herrero-Montes, M.; Alonso-Blanco, C.; Paz-Zulueta, M.; Sarabia-Cobo, C.; Ruiz-Azcona, L.; Parás-Bravo, P. Binge Drinking in Spanish University Students: Associated Factors and Repercussions: A Preliminary Study. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 4822.

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