Prevalence of Alcohol Consumption and Factors Influencing Alcohol Use Among the Youth in Tokorni-Hohoe, Volta Region of Ghana
Science Journal of Public Health
Volume 5, Issue 3, May 2017, Pages: 205-214
Received: Dec. 3, 2016;
Accepted: Dec. 14, 2016;
Published: Mar. 27, 2017
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Emmanuel Osei-Bonsu, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho, Ghana
Prince Kubi Appiah, Department of Family and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho, Ghana
Ishmael D. Norman, Department of Health Policy, Planning and Management, School of Public Health, University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho, Ghana
Geoffrey Adebayo Asalu, Department of Family and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho, Ghana
Margaret Kweku, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho, Ghana
Seth Yao Ahiabor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho, Ghana
Wisdom Kwami Takramah, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho, Ghana
Abdulai Bonchel Duut, Department of Social Work, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana
George Edward Ntow, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho, Ghana
Stephen Boadu, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ho, Ghana
Prince Kubi Appiah,
Ishmael D. Norman,
Geoffrey Adebayo Asalu,
Seth Yao Ahiabor,
Wisdom Kwami Takramah,
Abdulai Bonchel Duut,
George Edward Ntow,
Prevalence of Alcohol Consumption and Factors Influencing Alcohol Use Among the Youth in Tokorni-Hohoe, Volta Region of Ghana, Science Journal of Public Health.
Vol. 5, No. 3,
2017, pp. 205-214.
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