Alcohol Consumption Practices Among Nepali Migrant Workers in Shah Alam, Selangor

  • Hasanain Faisal Ghazi College of Nursing, Al-Bayan University, Baghdad
  • Mohammed Abdalqader
  • Mohammed Faez Baobaid International Medical School, Management & Science University, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Indang Ariati Ariffin International Medical School, Management & Science University, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Mariam-Aisha Fatima Research Management Centre, Management & Science University, Malaysia
  • Afrisya Adlina Mohd Azhar International Medical School, Management & Science University, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • Muhammad Mukhlis Ma’arof International Medical School, Management & Science University, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Mohd Rohaizat Hassan Department of community health, UKM Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Abstract

Malaysia has been considered an industrialized country and there is a demand for manpower in low-skilled jobs which usually filled by migrant workers. Therefore, this study focused to identify the level of alcohol consumption and its associated factors particularly among Nepali migrant workers in Shah Alam, Selangor.  A cross-sectional study using a convenient sampling method was conducted among 233 Nepali migrant workers in Shah Alam, Selangor using a self-administered questionnaire. A validated scoring system by DASS 21 and The Alcohol Use Disorder Identification Test was employed.  The results show that 60.09% of Nepali workers consumed alcohol with most of them are in low (31.43%) and medium (29.28%) risk level for alcohol consumption. The empirical findings reveal a significant association between income, education level, and peer pressure (p value<.001 respectively) with alcohol consumption. However, the study found no association between age, marital status, years of working, and body mass index (p value= 0.44, 0.19, 0.42, 0.40 respectively) with alcohol consumption. In a conclusion, most Nepali migrant workers consume alcohol but in low and medium risk severity for alcohol consumption. The results highlight sociodemographic factors such as income and education as well as peer pressure among important factors affecting alcohol consumption.  
Published
2021-08-19
How to Cite
Faisal Ghazi, H., Abdalqader, M., Baobaid, M. F., Ariffin, I. A., Fatima, M.-A., Mohd Azhar, A. A., Ma’arof, M. M., & Hassan, M. R. (2021). Alcohol Consumption Practices Among Nepali Migrant Workers in Shah Alam, Selangor. International Journal of Public Health Research, 11(2). Retrieved from http://spaj.ukm.my/ijphr/index.php/ijphr/article/view/328
Section
Public Health Research Articles