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Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem

On-line version ISSN 1518-8345

Abstract

GARCIA CAMPOS, María de Lourdes  and  FERRIANI, Maria das Graças Carvalho. Drugs use by six to seven-year-old children from an elementary school in Celaya, Guanajuato, México. Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem [online]. 2008, vol.16, n.spe, pp.523-528. ISSN 1518-8345.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-11692008000700004.

This study aimed to identify the use of drugs by six to seven-year-old students from an elementary school in Celaya, Gto., Mexico. It is a cross-sectional exploratory study with non-probabilistic sample. Thirty-nine students, both genders, were interviewed, and the use of drugs was identified, not only among students, but also among people close to them. The whole sample (100%) was 7 years old, 61.5% female, 77% reported their mothers smoked, and 25% she consumed alcohol; 24.3% reported their father smoked, and 48.6% he consumed alcohol; 30.6% of the scholars had already consumed alcohol once (beer), 8.1% had tried cigarettes, but not other drugs.

Keywords : street drugs; education, primary and secondary.

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