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  1. Pattern of drug use in a general population : prevalence and predicting factors : the Tromso study.

    Article - En anglais

    Background

    The aims of this study were to examine the prevalence of drug use, and how morbidity, use of health services, self-evaluated health, demographic pattern and lifestyle characteristics influence drug use in a general population.

    Methods

    The study was carried out in the municipality of TromsO, Norway.

    A sample of those aged 12-61 years was invited to the health survey, and 21 647 (75%) participated.

    Results

    The proportion of drug users increased with age in both sexes (P<0.0001) ; from 25% to 52% of women and from 19% to 38% of men.

    Drug use depended mainly on chronic diseases (odds ratio [OR]=2.5 [women], OR=3.5 [men]) and physical distress, especially symptoms of pain (OR=2.3 [women], OR=2.2 [men]).

    Mots-clés Pascal : Consommation, Médicament, Epidémiologie, Prévalence, Homme, Facteur risque, Norvège, Europe, Sexe, Morbidité

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Consumption, Drug, Epidemiology, Prevalence, Human, Risk factor, Norway, Europe, Sex, Morbidity

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

    Cote : 95-0089068

    Code Inist : 002B02A07. Création : 09/06/1995.