A new study found that 43% of nursing students indulge in hazardous alcohol consumption, with 14.9% of men and 18.7% of women meeting criteria for hazardous drinkers.
Hazardous drinkers were more likely to be young, to smoke, and to live outside the family nucleus.
"Alcohol-prevention activities should envisage greater protection of university settings, particularly where future health professionals are involved," wrote the authors of the Journal of Advanced Nursing study.
Rabanales Sotos J., López Gonzalez Á., Párraga Martínez I., Campos Rosa M., Simarro Herraez M.J. & López-Torres Hidalgo J. (2014) Prevalence of hazardous drinking among nursing students. Journal of Advanced Nursing
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Many future health professionals drink too much alcohol (2014, November 4)
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