This study examines the predictors of inconsistent responses from adolescents to questions about whether they ever used alcohol, cigarettes, and marijuana.
Male adolescents had significantly higher rates of inconsistent responses than female adolescents.
Black and Hispanic adolescents had significantly higher rates of inconsistent responses regarding ever using alcohol and cigarettes (only for Black) than White adolescents.
The subjects'living status and academic achievements were significant predictors of inconsistent responses regarding ever using marijuana.
Thus, these results are consistent with the notion that inconsistent responses may bias the estimation of the prevalence of ever using drugs in multivariate analyses.
Mots-clés Pascal : Consommation, Boisson alcoolisée, Tabac, Marihuana, Prédiction, Sexe, Race, Statut social, Effet aléatoire, Etude longitudinale, Prévention, Adolescent, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Consumption, Alcoholic beverage, Tobacco, Marihuana, Prediction, Sex, Race, Social status, Random effect, Follow up study, Prevention, Adolescent, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0168933
Code Inist : 002B18C05D. Création : 16/11/1999.