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A descriptive study of kava use among Tongan men in Macarthur, Sydney South West

dc.contributor.author Maneze, D en_US
dc.contributor.author Speizer, A en_US
dc.contributor.author Dalton, N en_US
dc.contributor.author Dennis, Sarah en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2021-11-25T12:59:15Z
dc.date.available 2021-11-25T12:59:15Z
dc.date.issued 2008 en_US
dc.description.abstract Objective: To describe the pattern of kava use among Tongan men in Macarthur. Methods: A kava use survey of Tongan men was conducted between May and October 2006. Results: Seventy-three Tongan men aged over 18 completed the survey, 90% drank kava regularly at least twice a week with 20 or more cups per session. During the kava sessions the men also reported smoking (26%), drinking alcohol (15%) and consuming foods with high fat or sugar content (29%). Feelings of euphoria were reported during session with alcohol-like hang-over effects the next day. Socialisation was the main reason given for drinking kava. Conclusions: Kava is consumed regularly and in large quantities by Tongan men in Macarthur. They also consume fatty or sugary foods during the sessions and the smoking rate is high. Implications: There is a need to reduce smoking and promote the consumption of healthier foods during kava sessions. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1326-0200 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1959.4/38850
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/au/ en_US
dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other Kava en_US
dc.subject.other Kava use. en_US
dc.subject.other Tongan men. en_US
dc.subject.other Tonga. en_US
dc.subject.other Macarthur. en_US
dc.title A descriptive study of kava use among Tongan men in Macarthur, Sydney South West en_US
dc.type Journal Article en
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unsw.identifier.doiPublisher http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1753-6405.2008.00246.x en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Medicine & Health
unsw.relation.ispartofissue 4 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofjournal Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofpagefrompageto 314-316 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofvolume 32 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Maneze, D en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Speizer, A en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Dalton, N en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Dennis, Sarah, Public Health & Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW en_US
unsw.relation.school School of Population Health *
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