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Rates of alcohol usage among Vietnamese Australian Communities: A literature review

journal contribution
posted on 2023-02-07, 23:04 authored by B Happell, C Platania-Phung, S Gruenert
Census data indicates a steady increase in the number of Vietnamese people migrating to Australia. Despite this there is a paucity of research examining alcohol usage within this community. A review of the literature was undertaken to examine the prevalence of alcohol use, related harms, and health service use. Vietnamese Australians were found to consume alcohol at a rate lower than that of Australians in general. However, the relevant research may not be generalizable, alcohol usage and associated harms may be under-reported, and prevalence rates contradicted the breadth and frequency of harms reported. These issues are discussed. © 2010 Informa UK Ltd.