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Nasim Ahamed Mondal, Bal Govind Chauhan, Kacho Amir Khan

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1*Nasim Ahamed Mondal, 2Bal Govind Chauhan, 3Kacho Amir Khan
1. Statistician, Indian Council of Medical Research (NIRRH), Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2,3. Phd, International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
*. Corresponding Author, Highest Degree: M.Phil., Department: Development Studies
Project Officer, International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Mondal, Nasim Ahamed, et al. "REGIONAL PREVALENCE AND DETERMINANTS OF ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION IN INDIA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 1, Jan. 2019, pp. 220-235, Accessed Jan. 2019.
Mondal, N., Chauhan, B., & Khan, K. (2019, January). REGIONAL PREVALENCE AND DETERMINANTS OF ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION IN INDIA. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(1), 220-235. Retrieved from
Mondal, Nasim Ahamed, Bal Govind Chauhan, and Kacho Amir Khan. "REGIONAL PREVALENCE AND DETERMINANTS OF ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION IN INDIA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 1 (January 2019), 220-235. Accessed January, 2019.

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Introduction: Almost all studies on alcohol consumption in India have been very region to region community to community, so their generalization to the entire country is questionable (Bennett et al., 1998).
Objectives: To understand the regional differences in alcohol consumption in India and to examine the determinants of regional alcohol consumption in India.
Data Source and Methodology: The present study has used the national representative Indian Human Development Surveys II (2011-12). Bi-variate analysis was used to show the regional prevalence of alcohol consumption concerning some selected socioeconomic and demographic background variables. The multivariate logistic regressions were also employed to estimate the odds ratio (95% CI) for regional alcohol consumption. Analysis carried out with the help of STATA.
Findings: The present study showed that 75 per cent of the people never had alcohol in the low consumption states while 53 per cent and 24 per cent who never had alcohol in the moderate and high consuming states. The results for people having rarely alcohol had similar findings in all three consuming states of low, moderate and high. The results showed significant findings in the pattern of daily consumption of alcohol where 26 per cent of people had daily alcohol consumption in the high consuming states while it was 9 per cent and 5 per cent for the moderate and low consuming states.