Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem
versão impressa ISSN 0104-1169
FERRIANI, Maria das Graças Carvalho; CANO, Maria Aparecida Tedeschi; SPAGNOL, Carla e SILVA, Sidneia da. Investigation concerning knowledge and contact with drugs among first grade students in private and public schools in the city of Ribeirão Preto. Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem [online]. 1994, vol.2, n.2, pp. 55-72. ISSN 0104-1169. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-11691994000200005.
This study refers to an essay concerning knowledge and contact with drugs among students, first grade, in private and public schools in the city of Ribeirão Preto, in different social layers. Looking for a better understanding of our data, we decided to work in this empirical survey with the concept of social stratum: a group of person with determined measurable features in common, that is, common status and that can be defined by distinct criteria. Schools were sorted according to the kind of student they had: after, schools were divided in four groups and we drew lots of each school. We used a questionnaire to collect data with opened and closed questions. According to data obtained we concluded that all students, no matter what socio-economic level, have a superficial knowledge about the subject: 48,2% said they knew people addicted to drugs in their neighborhood, 8,8% of the children said they had offerings of drugs and the drugs were: cocaine, marijuana, haxixe, cigarettes and toxic pencil; and 63% of the remaining group said they never had an orientation related to drugs.
Palavras-chave : drugs; students.