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  1. Misuse of drugs : perception of household heads in Kusumu district, Kenya.

    Article - En anglais

    A cross-sectional survey involving 15,324 household heads, reporting on a population of 68,487 people in Kisumu district in Kenya, revealed that there was at least one person who regularly used a drug in 6,793 (44.3%) of the households.

    Out of these 4,497 (66.2%) were concerned with the practice.

    This gave a reported rate of drug use of 6.4 for alcohol, 2.7 for cigarette smoking, 0.6 for bhang (Cannabis saliva) smoking, and 0.2 for unprescribed medicines per 100 study population.

    The main reasons for concern consisted of financial problems cited by 49.1% of the household heads ; family violence by 19.7% ; loss of jobs by 15.1% ; chronic coughs by 10.7% ; and other reasons that included imprisonment, decline in school performance, and abnormal behaviour.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Consommation, Médicament, Milieu familial, Automédication, Perception, Enquête, Epidémiologie, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Consumption, Drug, Family environment, Self prescription, Perception, Inquiry, Epidemiology, Human

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

    Cote : 94-0528169

    Code Inist : 002B02W. Création : 199501.