Review Article
Volume 3 Issue 4 - 2021
Road Accidents and Alcohol Consumption in Angola
Carla Alexandra Correia da Silva* and Xiomara Rodriguez Barroso
Multiperfil Health Training Center, Luanda, Angola
*Corresponding Author: Carla Alexandra Correia da Silva, Multiperfil Health Training Center, Luanda, Angola.
Received: November 30, 2020; Published: March 17, 2021




Abstract

The consumption of alcoholic beverages is an alarming problem worldwide, as it is one of the main risk factors for the causes of death worldwide, with young people being the most affected. Alcohol consumption is also a risk factor for other problems related to its consumption, including exposure to risky situations, violence, absenteeism and/or accidents at work, among others. It is intended to reflect on the possible association between the consumption of alcoholic substances and road accidents in Angola. As a methodology, a narrative review of the existing literature in Angola on this theme was carried out, and the research was carried out in several national and international databases, namely Google academic, BVS (Virtual Health Library), Medline, Cochrane and Lilacs.The conclusion remains that road accidents can be related to the consumption of alcoholic substances, although in the studied neighborhood it was not possible to collect data to prove this relationship, despite the Angolan literature confirming the direct association between these two factors. Continued studies in this area are recommended, with management bodies concerned with their prevention.

 

Keywords: Alcohol Drinking; Traffic Accident; Health Promotion; Health Education

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Citation: Carla Alexandra Correia da Silva and Xiomara Rodriguez Barroso. “Road Accidents and Alcohol Consumption in Angola”. EC Nursing and Healthcare 3.4 (2021): 51-58.

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