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Mustafa H, Borujerdi A, Motalebi N, Asheri H, Abbasinejad M, Motamedi A. The Prevalence of Cigarette Smoking, Alcohol Consumption, Psychostimulant and Cannabinoid Drugs Abuse among 15 to 35 Years Old Tehranis. IJPBS. 2010; 4 (2) :26-30
URL: http://ijpbs.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-75-en.html

Abstract:   (38892 Views)
Objective: This cross-sectional study was performed to give us a comprehensive view on the prevalence of cigarette smoking, alcohol consumption, psychostimulants, and cannabinoid drug abuse among teenagers and adults ranging 15 to 35 years old residing in Tehran during the first 6 months of the year 2005.
Methods: Eight thousand one hundred and seventy five individuals from the 22 city councils participated in a survey from January to June 2005.
Results: In answer to the question about psychostimulant drug abuse, 89.5% answered "No", 7% answered "Yes" and 3.6% did not answer this question. The prevalence of cannabinoid drug abuse was 3.8%, psychostimulant drug abuse 7.2%, and alcohol consumption 25.7%. Mean age in each group of substance abusers was similar to that of the whole sample and significantly higher in males. Marriage was a variable which had a significant correlation with low prevalence of drug abuse and alcohol consumption.
Conclusion: The frequency of alcohol consumption is high in our sample (25.7%) proceeded by psychostimulant (7.2%) and cannabinoid drug abuse (3.8%).
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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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