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  1. Prevalence study of serious substance abusers in the Czech Republic.

    Article - En anglais

    In October of 1995, a prevalence study of serious substance abusers was carried out in the Czech Republic.

    The prevalence study focused on :

    1. persons hospitalized because of drug addiction as of 31. 10. 1995 ; 2. persons who visited one of the treatment/contact centres during October of 1995.

    Data on serious addictive substance abusers were collected from 142 treatment/contact centres.

    The overall prevalence in the 15-39-year age group is 30.3/100 000 inhabitants, the highest in Prague (115.0/100 000 inhabitants), followed by Northern Bohemia (34.1) and Northern Moravia (32.0).

    The most frequently used primary drug remains pervitin (349 users, i.e. 35.5%), followed by heroin in the second place (126, i.e. 12.9%), marihuanan in the third place (94, i.e. 9.4%) and toluene in the fourth place (81,8.1%). The 15-19 year age group is the most affected, and corresponds to 36.9% of all users.

    In this age category, women predominate (47.2% of all users).

    Heroin is equally used in the 15-19-year and 20-24-year age groups, while pervitin is used most in the 15-19-year age group, as are marihuana and toluene ; the frequency of gambling increases more or less with age.

    Heroin is used most in Northern Bohemia (48.4%) and Prague (24.6%), and pervitin in Prague (34.7%) and Northern Moravia (18.9%). (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Toxicomanie, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Homme, Age, Variation géographique, Statistique sanitaire, Hospitalisation, Traitement, République tchèque, Europe

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Drug addiction, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Human, Age, Geographical variation, Sanitary statistics, Hospitalization, Treatment, Czech Republic, Europe

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

    Cote : 97-0050621

    Code Inist : 002B18C05A. Création : 21/05/1997.