The promise that early intervention school-based drug education is it will have public health benefits.
This argument was explored through identifying the key predictors of early adolescent social drug use.
A cross-sectional survey involving 3,019 6th year students, aged 11-12 years (participation rate : 99%), enrolled in 86 Melbourne primary schools was carried out to determine students'social drug use.
In addition data were collected on known key social, personal, and educational predictors.
Logistic regression was used to identify significant predictors of drug experimentation and use.
The key predictors of girls'tobacco use were friends'smoking (OR : 6.7), low literacy (OR : 4.4), and alcohol use (OR : 3.9).
For boys they were friends'smoking (OR : 8.6), low literacy (OR : 4.2), and alcohol use (OR : 3.1).
For alcohol use, the key predictors for girls were smoking (OR : 4.2), parents'drinking (OR : 3.9), and friends'drinking (OR : 3.8).
For boys they were friends'drinking (OR : 3.3), smoking (OR : 2.8), and poor literacy (OR : 2.6).
Regarding analgesic use, for girls the key predictors were alcohol use (OR : 3.3), analgesic self-administration (OR : 2.4), and parents'drinking or working as tradespersons/laborers (OR : 1.7, respectively).
For boys they were analgesic self-administration (OR : 2.5), drinking (OR : 1.9), or smoking (OR : 1.7). (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Consommation, Boisson alcoolisée, Tabac, Substance toxicomanogène, Programme éducatif, Programme sanitaire, Australie, Océanie, Préadolescent, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Consumption, Alcoholic beverage, Tobacco, Drug of abuse, Educational schedule, Sanitary program, Australia, Oceania, Preadolescent, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0338532
Code Inist : 002B18H05A. Création : 12/09/1997.