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Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem

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ALONSO CASTILLO, Maria Magdalena; MUSAYON OBLITAS, Flor Yesenia; DAVID, Helena Maria Scherlowski Leal  and  GOMEZ MEZA, Marco Vinicio. Drug consumption and occupational violence in working women, a multicenter study: Mexico, Peru, Brazil. Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem [online]. 2006, vol.14, n.2, pp.155-162. ISSN 1518-8345.

The purposes of the study were: 1) Determine the proportion of working women who consume drugs; 2) identify some occupational and personal risk factors that can predict drugs consumption; 3) identify the presence of occupational violence and its relation with drugs consumption; 4) identify differences and similarities in drugs consumption and occupational violence among women from three communities in Mexico (Monterrey), Peru (Lima) and Brazil (Rio de Janeiro). A multicenter, descriptive, correlational and comparative study was carried out, with a sample of 903 women. The results show that 11% of the participants in Mexico consume alcohol, 53% in Peru and 45% in Brazil. The consumption of illicit drugs corresponded to 5% in Mexico and 6% in Peru. The presence of occupational violence was found in 16% of the Mexican participants, 24% of the Peruvians and 39% of the Brazilians.

Keywords : risk factors; consumption; street drugs; violence; work; women.

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