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The use and abuse of alcohol among students in the University of Botswana – The case study of undergraduate students

Lesego Tswiio, Lesego Selotlegeng.

Abstract
Background: The high rates of the adult per capita consumption of alcohol in Botswana are considered to be the high-risk behavioral pattern, contributing to the escalation of economic.

Objective: The objective of this study was to examine the use and abuse of alcohol among the University of Botswana students.

Materials and Methods: This study was carried out in the University of Botswana main campus. It consists of faculties of science, social sciences, business, humanities, and health sciences and engineering and technology. The study population consists of the undergraduate students residing on campus. The target population consisted of University of Botswana undergraduate students. Sample size was 362 students.

Results: The study indicated that majority of students who consumed alcohol were aged 20-24 years with 72.4% (110). The smallest group age was 15–19 with 6.6% (10). A higher percentage of 51.3% (78) was females and was males while 48.3% (74). For both on campus and off campus, experiencing unwanted parenting was positively associated with beer consumption, while off-campus students, lecture disrupted was associated with beer consumption.

Conclusion: Majority of respondents indicated that they did not care whether the University of Botswana campus regulations change to be alcohol free followed by those who disagreed. Respondents have experienced or knew someone who had experienced various negative consequences of the influence of alcohol. In general, the analysis points out that alcohol use and abuse among the learners are common and this could be due to the diverse cultural background that exists on campus.

Key words: Alcohol Consumption; University of Botswana Students; Alcohol Abuse


 
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Tswiio L, Selotlegeng L. The use and abuse of alcohol among students in the University of Botswana – The case study of undergraduate students. Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2019; 8(9): 779-784. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2019.0618401082019


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Tswiio L, Selotlegeng L. The use and abuse of alcohol among students in the University of Botswana – The case study of undergraduate students. http://www.ijmsph.com/?mno=54175 [Access: September 22, 2019]. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2019.0618401082019


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Tswiio L, Selotlegeng L. The use and abuse of alcohol among students in the University of Botswana – The case study of undergraduate students. Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2019; 8(9): 779-784. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2019.0618401082019



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Tswiio L, Selotlegeng L. The use and abuse of alcohol among students in the University of Botswana – The case study of undergraduate students. Int J Med Sci Public Health. (2019), [cited September 22, 2019]; 8(9): 779-784. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2019.0618401082019



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Tswiio, L. & Selotlegeng, . L. (2019) The use and abuse of alcohol among students in the University of Botswana – The case study of undergraduate students. Int J Med Sci Public Health, 8 (9), 779-784. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2019.0618401082019



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Tswiio, Lesego, and Lesego Selotlegeng. 2019. The use and abuse of alcohol among students in the University of Botswana – The case study of undergraduate students. International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health, 8 (9), 779-784. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2019.0618401082019



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Tswiio, Lesego, and Lesego Selotlegeng. "The use and abuse of alcohol among students in the University of Botswana – The case study of undergraduate students." International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health 8 (2019), 779-784. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2019.0618401082019



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Tswiio, Lesego, and Lesego Selotlegeng. "The use and abuse of alcohol among students in the University of Botswana – The case study of undergraduate students." International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health 8.9 (2019), 779-784. Print. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2019.0618401082019



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Tswiio, L. & Selotlegeng, . L. (2019) The use and abuse of alcohol among students in the University of Botswana – The case study of undergraduate students. International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health, 8 (9), 779-784. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2019.0618401082019





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