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Nicaragua Gender, Alcohol and Culture: An International Study (GENACIS) 2005


General Info
Nicaragua (NIC)
Costa Caribe Sur, Chontales, Estelí, León, Rivas
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2005 - 12/2005
Series or system 
Gender, Alcohol, and Culture: An International Study (GENACIS)
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Individual
  • Interview

GENACIS was a mutli-country survey series designed to collect information on drinking patterns of men and women in a variety of countries around the world. In addition to collecting information on alcohol use patterns in men and women, participants were also asked about their social networks, relationships, and problems they have experienced related to alcohol use including interpersonal and sexual violence. 

GENACIS surveys across all countries used a standard or expanded core questionnaire, but individual country questionnaires included unique questions to their regions. In Nicaragua, the questionnaire also collected more information on participants' family contexts, drinking consequences, victimization, paternal mortality, and tobacco use.

Suggested citation 
Aarhus University, Addiction Switzerland Research Institute, Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (Canada), Centre for Alcohol Policy Research, Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre (Australia), Kettil Bruun Society for Social and Epidemiological Research on Alcohol, University of North Dakota. Nicaragua Gender, Alcohol and Culture: An International Study (GENACIS) 2005.