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  1. Alcohol and substance use among Japanese high school students.

    Article - En anglais

    In the first large-scale survey on the use of alcohol and tobacco and the inhalation of paint thinner by Japanese high school students, a higher percentage of respondents reported past or regular use of these substances than in a 1978 survey.

    The survey was conducted in 44 high schools.

    The 14,438 respondents (ages 15-18 years) represented 9 of Japan's 47 geographically distinct urban and rural prefectures.

    Most (76%) reported that they had consumed alcohol at some time, and 50% reported drinking on a regular basis.

    Alcohol consumption, drinking partners, and motivation for drinking were compared by student gender, geographic region, and years of education.

    Fewer students reported smoking cigarettes : 32% had smoked at some time, and 14% smoked regularly.

    Inhalation of paint thinner was rare : 3% had purposely inhaled it, and 1% had abused it.

    A significant percentage of the alcohol drinkers also used tobacco and/or thinner, a tendency that was the same despite differences in gender, grade in high school, and urban or rural geographic region.

    A tendency toward polysubstance use was evident among these high school students.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Consommation, Boisson alcoolisée, Substance toxicomanogène, Inhalation, Cigarette, Tabac, Epidémiologie, Japon, Asie, Adolescent, Homme, Prévalence, Enquête

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Consumption, Alcoholic beverage, Drug of abuse, Inhalation, Cigarette, Tobacco, Epidemiology, Japan, Asia, Adolescent, Human, Prevalence, Inquiry

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0225449

    Code Inist : 002B18C05B. Création : 199608.