There is limited information about the prevalence of recreational drug use over the postsecondary experience in Scotland.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the patterns of alcohol, tobacco and marijuana use in postsecondary helping-profession students (medical, nursing, education and psychology) in Scotland in regards to gender, age and course of study.
The Queensland Alcohol and Drug Study Questionnaire was completed by students enrolled in helping-profession courses from 22 departments at universities and colleges in five Scottish cities.
The sample consisted of 717 male and 2,537 female students.
A slightly (p<. 05) higher percent of women (92.7%) consumed alcohol compared to men (90%), but men consumed significantly (p<. 001) more drinks per week (26.7) compared to women (17.3).
There was no difference between the two groups when U.K. recommendations of maximum limits for each gender were considered.
About 50% of men and women consumed over 21 drinks and 14 drinks per week, respectively.
A higher (p<. 05) percent of men (42.5%) smoked compared to women (36.9%) and a higher (p<. 001) percent of men (40.1%) consumed marijuana compared to women (24.1%). There was no difference in the quantity of tobacco consumed.
For both men and women, the prevalence of alcohol and marijuana was highest 2 or 3 years before the maximum use of tobacco (students over 24 years of age). (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Consommation, Marihuana, Boisson alcoolisée, Tabac, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Ecosse, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Adulte jeune, Homme, Age, Sexe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Consumption, Marihuana, Alcoholic beverage, Tobacco, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Scotland, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Young adult, Human, Age, Sex
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0400828
Code Inist : 002B18C05A. Création : 19/12/1997.