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Alcohol Use and Associated Factors Among High School, College and University Students in Ethiopia: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Protocol, 2017

Version 1 : Received: 29 August 2018 / Approved: 29 August 2018 / Online: 29 August 2018 (15:52:44 CEST)

How to cite: Amare, T.; Getinet, W. Alcohol Use and Associated Factors Among High School, College and University Students in Ethiopia: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Protocol, 2017. Preprints 2018, 2018080505 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201808.0505.v1). Amare, T.; Getinet, W. Alcohol Use and Associated Factors Among High School, College and University Students in Ethiopia: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Protocol, 2017. Preprints 2018, 2018080505 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201808.0505.v1).

Abstract

Background: Alcohol is a psychoactive substance that leads to dependence and harmful drinking in worldwide. Alcohol use is the most prevalent among age from 13 to 29 year particularly in high school, college, and university students. It affected students mentally, physically, economically and their social issues. In low and middle-income countries particularly in Ethiopia, there is lack of data in systematic review and meta-analysis regarding the prevalence of alcohol use and associated factors among students. Methods: We will search studies using computerized search engine, main electronic databases and other applicable sources. PubMed/Medline, Global Health, Africa-wides, PsycINFO, Google Scholar, EMBASE, and direct Google search will be searched to retrieve studies written in English language from 2010 to 2017. Observational studies (case control, cross-sectional, cohort or longitudinal survey, and surveillance reports) on the prevalence of alcohol use and associated factors among students in Ethiopia will be eligible. Data will be extracted by two authors independently. Data synthesis and statistical analysis will be carried out. Pooled estimate will be done to determine the prevalence of alcohol use by using comprehensive meta-analysis software. Protocol registration PROSPERO: 2017: CRD42018083222.

Subject Areas

alcohol use, student, systematic review

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