Background: Alcohol is a group of substances; the technical name of alcohol beverage is ethanol or ethyl alcohol, popularly known as alcohol. The present study was conducted to assess knowledge about alcoholism among college students.
Materials and Methods: 258 college students of both genders were selected and a questionnaire was used which comprised of family income, literacy status of parent, area of living, type of family, family history of alcoholism etc. was recorded. Knowledge regarding alcoholism was recorded.
Results: Out of 258, males were 148 and females were 110. Family income <5000 was seen in 30, 5000-10000 in 128 and >10000 in 100, type of family was nuclear in 98 and joint in 160, place of living was rural in 105 and urban in153, family history of alcoholism was seen in120 and education level was illiterate in 58, primary in 140 and high in 60. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). There was significant difference in knowledge level among students based on family income, type of family, place of living, family history of alcoholism and education (P< 0.05).
Conclusion: Knowledge level was low among students with low family income, those living in rural area, low education level, nuclear family and with no family history.