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  1. Factors associated with marijuana use among American Indian adolescents.

    Article - En anglais

    Aim

    To examine the characteristics of marijuana users among a large sample of American Indian high school students.

    Design

    High school survey.

    Setting

    Seven predominantly American Indian high schools in four communities west of the Mississippi.

    Participants

    1464 Indian adolescents who :

    • (1) completed a survey in November, 1993, (2) were in grades 9 to 12, (3) were members of one of four Indian tribal groups ;

    • and (4) had a complete set of data for these analyses,

    • Measurements.

    Logistic regression models were developed to predict the probability of low-frequency (1--3 times over the last month) and high-frequency (11 or more times) marijuana use.

    Independent variables included measures of socio-demographics, stressful life events, personal characteristics and beliefs, psychiatric symptomatology and other substance use.

    Findings

    Forty per cent of these American Indian adolescents had used marijuana at least once in the last month.

    The prevalence of marijuana use varied across the four tribes.

    Males were no more likely than females to use marijuana at a low frequency, but were more likely to use at a high frequency.

    The factors associated with marijuana use varied with the frequency of use and by gender.

    In the final multivariate models, low-frequency marijuana use among females was associated with reporting that peers encouraged alcohol use as well as use of alcohol and stimulants. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Consommation, Marihuana, Adolescent, Homme, Amérindien, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Santé mentale

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Consumption, Marihuana, Adolescent, Human, Amerindian, United States, North America, America, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Risk factor, Mental health

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

    Cote : 99-0080282

    Code Inist : 002B18C05A. Création : 31/05/1999.