Demographic, clinical, and treatment episode characteristics of 3,087 American Indian veterans discharged from Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals in fiscal year 1991 were examined.
Substance use disorders were diagnosed in 46.3 percent of discharged American Indians, compared with 23.4 percent of discharged veterans overall.
More than 97 percent of American Indian substance use diagnoses were for alcohol dependence, while rates of other drug use disorders were low.
Substance dependent American Indians were younger, and more likely to be male and unmarried, than nondependent American Indians.
Mots-clés Pascal : Toxicomanie, Alcoolisme, Amérindien, Ancien combattant, Epidémiologie, Trouble psychiatrique, Homme, Santé mentale, Ethnie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Drug addiction, Alcoholism, Amerindian, Veteran, Epidemiology, Mental disorder, Human, Mental health, Ethnic group
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0462444
Code Inist : 002B18C05B. Création : 199406.