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Substance Consumption Habits of Tea Garden Workers in Eastern Nepal

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 3)

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Page : 1357-1359

Keywords : substance; consumption; tea garden;

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Substance consumption is common among tea garden workers in Eastern Nepal. The aim of the study is to assess in detail the substance abuse habits among the tea garden workers in rural Eastern Nepal. The study aims to find any correlation between substance abuse and family situation and daily income. The study was conducted in the remote villages of Jhapa District of Eastern Nepal from July 2019 to December 2019. A total of 152 attendees, men and women, were interviewed personally with prepared questionnaire in local dialects after obtaining their verbal consent. The study was conducted in 8 different villages in Eastern Nepal. The study included 152 participants, of whom 54 were female and 98 were male. The participants’ age rage is from 18 to 70 years. The 68.42 % gave history of substance abuse and 28.95 % had no history of substance consumption and 2.63 % did not give any answer. 43.42 % of workers drank alcohol daily. 28.95 % did not drink and 27.63 % did not answer. The study indicates that a lot of works has to be done to improve the life of tea garden workers.

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