To estimate proportions of tobacco smoking and alcohol problem drinking among general hospital inpatients in northeastern Germany. The sample includes consecutively admitted inpatients (n = 13,878) aged 18-64 years. All persons were screened for smoking and for problem drinking. In total, 54.0% of all inpatients screened positive for smoking or problem drinking: 19.6% smoking, but no problem drinking (S), 14.9% problem drinking, but no smoking (D) and 19.5% smoking and problem drinking (SD). Proportions differed significantly among men and women, age groups and wards. Among general hospital inpatients high proportions of S, D and SD were found. The implementation of systematic alcohol screening and brief interventions is recommended.
|Translated title of the contribution||Tobacco smoking and alcohol problem drinking among general hospital inpatients|
|Journal||Pravention und Gesundheitsforderung|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 02.2008|
Research Areas and Centers
- Academic Focus: Center for Brain, Behavior and Metabolism (CBBM)