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Sikh men biggest drinkers in UK

Discussion in 'Sikh Youth' started by kds1980, Nov 2, 2007.

  1. kds1980

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    http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1360-0443.1990.tb01688.x?journalCode=add

    Men born in India but living in Britain have higher than expected treated prevalence rates of alcohol-related disorders. A community survey of random samples of 200 each of Sikh, Muslim and Hindu men and 200 white English-born men, matched for age, were interviewed using a structural questionnaire containing a retrospective drinking diary. Sikhs were most likely to be regular drinkers followed by whites and Hindus. The very few Muslim men who drank consumed the most alcohol on average. The frequently reported pattern of an inverse relationship between drinking and age was found for white men but not among Sikhs and Hindus. In both these groups older men reported consuming more alcohol than did young men. However, age was confounded with generation: heavier levels of consumption were reported by Sikhs and Hindus born in India than by Sikhs and Hindus born in Britain. Among regular drinkers Sikhs had higher average Alcohol Problem Scale Scores than did white men or Hindus. The highest average scores were recorded for the (few) Muslim regular drinkers (who also consumed the most alcohol). A clear association with religious observance was found for all three Asian groups and for the white men. No religious Muslims drank at all, and a relatively small proportion of the other groups who were regular church/Temple attenders drank regularly.
     
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    Isn't that common knowledge?
     
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    I also think so

    Many of the elderly patients I have talked with told me that drinking is not that part of their culture especially heavy drinking .Binge drinking is a new recent culture of modern times in UK
     
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    I clearly remember the older generation (in the UK) meeting up regularly to play cards and polish off bottles of whiskey. To give them their dues they ****** worked hard (mainly on construction sites) in those days. I'm not sure if the new generation has improved or are continuing this trend? Actually I think youths are starting drink much earlier.
     
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    Some of the work Iused to do involved working with Alcoholics esepcially Sikhs.........I am of the belief that Alcoholism is a disease.....has nothing to do with self control......some people have something genetic in them that makes them more averse to being obsessed with "nashaa" in general. I think Punjabi people may have this trait.

    I would encourage people who have Alcoholic problems or relatives of to join Alcoholic Anonymous......
     
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    DalSingh ji

    You are right in what you siad .

    I was more pointing outrhe Bienge drinking ie drinking a lot at one time. It has been problem in UK and govt recently was looking for many ways to curb it due to its social and health effects
    Mild to moderate drinking as part of culture and that to in Cold weatther like UK is quite expected and I think its quite ok
    even in punjab our ancesters use to do hard labour in Fields and then drink then drink home brewn alcohol in the night.
     
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    You are right. From what I see binge drinking has become a norm for a generation who wait till the weekend and drink masses. Panjabi youths are the worst, at least white people stick to lager/beer. Panjabis go for the spirits in a big way.
     
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    I seriously agree with this.
     

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