Background Alcohol use disorders (AUDs) among theYami aborigines in Taiwan were investigated and compared with four otherTaiwanese aboriginal groups.
Method A sample survey was conducted using a semi-structured clinical interview for AUDs among 252 subjects, aged 15 and above, from twoYami villages on Orchid Island.
The prevalences of DSM-III-R and DSM IValcohol use disorders were 13.1% and 10.3% by one year, and 17.5% and 15.2% by lifetime, respectively, with a male excess.
The risk for AUDs inYami men was significantly associated with a lower educational level, a non-married status, and the length of stay in mainland Taiwan.
A protective effect of Christian belief was evident for lifetime risk for AUDs.
Conclusions The lower prevalences of AUDs inYami than in other aboriginal groups inTaiwan might be explained by social isolation ofthe former, and differences in drinking tradition, availability of alcohol, biological vulnerability, and the extent of acculturation between these groups.
Mots-clés Pascal : Alcoolisme, Taiwan, Asie, Ethnie, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Sexe, Facteur sociodémographique, Religion, Homme, Yami
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Alcoholism, Taiwan, Asia, Ethnic group, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Sex, Sociodemographic factor, Religion, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0111130
Code Inist : 002B18C05B. Création : 22/06/1998.