The use of both licit and illicit drugs has been identified as a major health issue for Australian Aborigines.
However, data on the proportion of people who use such drugs is scant.
This cross-sectional survey of a randomly selected sample of urban Aboriginal people provides information on the use of the drugs alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, cocaine, heroin as well as petrol sniffing.
Overall, a significantly smaller proportion of Aboriginal people were found to be current alcohol drinkers compared to non-Aboriginal Australians.
A larger proportion of these drinkers were, however, found to be drinking at levels that were hazardous to their health.
A significantly greater proportion of people from the Aboriginal sample were also found to be smokers compared to their non-Aboriginal counterparts.
Mots-clés Pascal : Consommation, Substance toxicomanogène, Boisson alcoolisée, Aborigène, Ethnie, Australie, Océanie, Milieu urbain, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Enquête, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Consumption, Drug of abuse, Alcoholic beverage, Aboriginal, Ethnic group, Australia, Oceania, Urban environment, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Inquiry, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0011085
Code Inist : 002B18C05A. Création : 09/06/1995.