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  1. Gender alcohol and culture The Belize chapter 1st Pan American Conference on Alcohol Policies 28-30 November 2005 Brasilia Dr. Claudina Cayetano

  2. Belize GENACIS Survey

  3. General Info About Belize • Administratively, Belize is divided into six districts • Each of these districts has distinct urban and rural demarcation.

  4. GENACIS QUESTIONNAIRE • Included: • Household characteristics • Education • Work Experience • Union Status, Sexuality • Drinking Behaviour • Violence and Victimization • Health and Lifestyle • Social Network

  5. Objective:

  6. Sampling • National • Size: 2,400 households (3.9% of HH) • Urban and Rural • Female and male 18 years and older • Face to Face Interviews • Questionnaire in English and Spanish

  7. Fieldwork • Timing of Fieldwork: July - August 2005 • Interviewers: 41 • Constraints: weather conditions • Duration of Fieldwork: 4 weeks • 20 households per week per interviewer

  8. Limitations • Household survey did not include: • People in Institutions • Psychiatric Hospitals • Prison, • Youth Hostels • Resorts employees

  9. Survey Administration • Completed interviews 1990 82.92% • Vacant dwellings 128 5.33 % • Non contacts 104 4.33 % • Address not found 45 1.88 % • Refusals 43 1.73 %

  10. Key Results • Total population interviewed 4778 • 52.23 % Female • 47. 76% Male • Lifetime abstainers 65.48 % • Female 64.3 % • Male 35.7 % • Former drinkers 34.51 % • Female 29. 4 % • Male 29.4 %

  11. Key Results • Work Experience • Employed • Female 25 % • Male 75 % • Unemployed • Female 78 % • Male 22 % • Pregnant women 4.4 %

  12. Key Results • In all ages people favour drinking with friends • More than half did not use condom during intercourse • More men than women reported physical fights • 11.5 % use Marijuana • Reason for not drinking: no interest, • 47 % are Catholic

  13. Acknowledgements • Belize Ministry of Health • Belize Central Statistical Office • WHO • Dr. Maristela Monteiro • CAMH • Dr. Jurgen Rhem • Ben Taylor • Dr. L. Glyskman