Poverty and consumption: a case study of wealth index and alcohol consumption among Nigerian men
by Olatomide S. Olasunkanmi; Omoweloye O. Soladoye; Oluwatobi F. Emmanuel; Asif Ali
African J. of Economic and Sustainable Development (AJESD), Vol. 9, No. 1, 2022

Abstract: Alcohol consumption in Nigeria plays diverse roles in the socio-cultural interactions of various communities and cultural toleration of drinking alcohol became part of rural life. The rate of alcohol consumption has changed rapidly in recent decades, especially among men in Nigeria. Nigeria - Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS5) 2016/2017 was used to access the relationship between wealth index and alcohol consumption among 3611 Nigerian men. The study revealed that the lower wealth index quartile had a positive and significant relationship with heavy drinking. To address the issue of heavy drinking in Nigeria, preventive initiatives should focus on men in the lower wealth index quartile.

Online publication date: Mon, 22-Aug-2022

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