To describe the epidemiologic findings associated with the use of methylphenidate hydrochloride among children aged 0 to 19 years in Michigan.
A population-based data set of all prescriptions filed with the Michigan Triplicate Prescription Program during February and March 1992 was analyzed, maintaining complete anonymity.
State of Michigan.
All patients receiving a prescription for methylphenidate who are residents of Michigan, and all physicians prescribing methylphenidate.
Eleven of 1000 Michigan residents between the ages of 0 and 19 years received a prescription for methylphenidate during the study period.
Eighty-four percent were boys.
Boys aged 10 or 11 years received more prescriptions for methylphenidate than any other age group-43 per 1000.
The number of children receiving prescriptions for methylphenidate ranged from 2.5 to 28 per 1000.
The range for boys aged 10 or 11 years was from 9.6 to 117 per 1000.
Primary care physicians wrote 84% of all prescriptions ; pediatricians wrote 59% of the prescriptions for patients younger than 20 years old.
Half of the prescriptions written by pediatricians were written by 5% of the pediatricians in the state.
Michigan has been among the states with the highest per capita consumption of methylphenidate for the past 10 years.
Mots-clés Pascal : Trouble fonctionnel minime encéphale, Enfant, Homme, Traitement, Chimiothérapie, Consommation, Méthylphénidate, Adolescent, Nourrisson, Epidémiologie, Michigan, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Psychotrope, Stimulant SNC, Trouble attention, Hyperactivité
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hyperactive child syndrome, Child, Human, Treatment, Chemotherapy, Consumption, Adolescent, Infant, Epidemiology, Michigan, United States, North America, America, Psychotropic, CNS stimulant, Attentional disorder, Hyperactivity
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0364705
Code Inist : 002B02B02. Création : 01/03/1996.