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Revista Latino-Americana de Enfermagem

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SOLEDAD BURRONE, Maria et al. Analysis of the frequency of experimentation with and consumption of drugs in high-school students. Rev. Latino-Am. Enfermagem [online]. 2010, vol.18, n.spe, pp.648-654. ISSN 1518-8345.

The aim of this study was to survey the frequency of experimentation and consumption of drugs in high-school students in Cordoba, Argentina, relating it to socio-demographic variables. An observational-analytical method was employed, on the basis of the records of the Secretary for the Planning of Drug-Addiction Prevention and Fighting of Drug-Trafficking. Statistical. Bivariate analysis, odds ratio and confidence interval were applied in the processing of each variable. Alcohol consumption was found to be more frequent among males. Of the subjects 12.2% had tried some type of illicit substance. Tranquilizers were the most commonly used psycho-medicine. Drug consumption increased with age, years of schooling and availability of money. Our detection of an epidemiological situation is deemed useful for prevention strategies for drug addiction among teenagers.

Palavras-chave : Substance-Related Disorders; Adolescent; Epidemiology; Nursing.

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