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Dataset on perception of public college students on underage drinking in Nigeria

Adekeye, Olujide A and Amoo, Emmanuel O. and Adeusi, Sussan O and Chenube, Olufunke 0 and Ahmadu, Frederick O. and Idoko, Joseph Onyebuchukwu (2019) Dataset on perception of public college students on underage drinking in Nigeria. Data in Brief. ISSN 2352-3409

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Alcohol is the most widely used substance of abuse among youths in Nigeria. Underage drinking poses a serious public health problem in most colleges and despite the health and safety risk, consumption of alcohol is rising. Having recourse to the public health objective on alcohol by the World Health organization, which is to reduce the health burden caused by the harmful use of alcohol, thereby saving live and reducing injuries, this data article explored the nature of alcohol use among college students, binge drinking and the consequences of alcohol consumption. Secondary school students are in a transition developmentally and this comes with its debilitating effects such as risky alcohol use which affects their health and educational attainment [1,2]. This data article consists of data obtained from 809 (ages 14e20 years) participants from selected schools in Ota, near Lagos State, Nigeria. For data collection, the youth questionnaire on underage drinking was employed. This data article presents information on participants' alcohol demographics. Analyses of the data can provide insights into heavy episodic drinking (HED), ever drinkers, prevalence of alcohol consumption, strategies to reducing alcohol use, reasons for

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Alcohol College Underage drinking Youths Nigeria
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2020 16:10
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2020 16:10

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