Alkoholizam kod mladih = Alcoholism in youth people / Matija Spudić, Radoslav Kosić.

Introduction: Alcohol consumption among young people is a common activity that needs to be given considerable attention, and because of the consequences that can cause in the life of a young person. Research goal: Goal is to examine the incidence of observation and hospitalization for alcohol intoxication in adolescents and young adults in Karlovac County. Participants and Methods: The data used in this paper were collected from the Hospital Information System of the General Hospital Karlovac for the period from 2013 to 2018. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used for the statistical processing of the obtained data. IBM SPSS Statistics (version 20) was used. Results: The conducted study showed that there was a statistically significant difference in the number of male and female patients admitted to the hospital between 2013 and 2018: 173 (72.7%) male and 65 (27.3%) female patients. The average age of all patients is 19. The largest number of patients was admitted due to alcohol consumption in 2015 (22.3%) and 2016 (20.2%). From 2016 to 2018 there was a decrease in the number of admissions. Most patients were admitted to OHBP (51%), followed by patients admitted to the Department of Psychiatry (40.2%) and the Department of Pediatrics (8.7%). The highest number of patients was diagnosed with F10.0 (65.1%), followed by patients diagnosed with F10 (28.6%). The lowest number of patients was diagnosed with F10.1 (3.4%) and F10.2 (2.9%), which is expected given that these are young people who, most often, are not recidivists but also due to the avoidance of stigma. It is noted that the number of patients discharged home from hospital increases with age, while the number of hospitalized patients decreases with age.