Drinking Habits of Employees in Farming and Fishing Communities

농어촌지역 직장인의 음주실태

  • 양승희 (신흥대학교 간호학과) ;
  • 김지희 (강원대학교 응급구조학과)
  • Received : 2012.08.29
  • Accepted : 2012.10.30
  • Published : 2012.11.30


The purpose of this study was to investigate drinking habits of employees and to provide basic descriptive data for effective drinking prevention programs, therapies and rehabilitation services for the health improvement of employees. Data were collected from 500 employees living in Gangwondo, from June 12 to August 25, 2010. The collected data were analyzed by the SPSS 10.1 program. The mean score of positive views on alcohol was 2.93 and the mean score of negative views on alcohol was 3.18. Among alcohol abuse people who answered 'yes' on more than 2 variables out of 4 CAGE variables were 25.1% of the subjects. Problem drinkers with more than 8 points from AUDIT accounted for 64.8% of the subjects. The most common disease due to alcohol drinking was gastrointestinal tract disease. The result of this study suggests that it is necessary to maintain the atmosphere to improve drinking culture and to develop for drinking preventive educations and implementations for employees in farming and fishing communities.