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Ahmadi J, Naghshvarian M, Afshari R. Opioids use in male population referred for mandatory Urine Opioid Screen before marriage in Shiraz-Iran. IJPBS. 2011; 5 (2) :126-130
URL: http://ijpbs.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-53-en.html

Abstract:   (5826 Views)
Ôbjective: To assess the prevalence of opioid abuse in a sample of male population in Shiraz, Ïran.
Methods: Â representative sample of 1219 subjects (aged 16 years or older) who were referred for urine opioid screen (ÜÔS) as a mandatory test before marriage in Shiraz in 2005 were enrolled in this study.
Results: Mean age of the participants was 26.17 years (SD=6.12), ranging from 16 to 75 years. From them, 121 participants (9.93%) had positive urine opioid test. They were retested at least few days later by thin layer chromatography (TLÇ). The results showed that 22 (1.80%) had positive urine opioid test (based on TLÇ), whose mean age was 25.7 years, ranging from 19 to 32 years.
Çonclusion: Ït can be concluded that at least 1.80% of men referred for ÜÔS as a mandatory test before marriage used opioids. These results should be considered when preventive and therapeutic programs are being planned.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Psychiatry
Received: 2012/05/27 | Accepted: 2014/01/6 | Published: 2014/01/6

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