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05.06.2017 | Original Article | Ausgabe 6/2017

Journal of Public Health 6/2017

Abuse of legal and street drugs among Brazilian university students

Zeitschrift:
Journal of Public Health > Ausgabe 6/2017
Autoren:
Lívia Rocha Dantas, Monalisa Cesarino Gomes, Larissa Chaves Morais de Lima, Bruno Rafael Cruz-da-Silva, Laíza Rocha Dantas, Ana Flávia Granville-Garcia

Abstract

Aim

Estimate the prevalence of the abuse of legal and street drugs and associated factors among university students.

Subjects and methods

Three hundred ninety-eight university students distributed among all courses offered at a university in Brazil. The students answered a questionnaire validated for the evaluation of drug use. The dependent variable was abuse of legal and street drugs. Descriptive analysis was performed, followed by Poisson regression analysis (p < 0.05).

Results

The following variables remained associated with the abuse of legal drugs: male sex (PR = 2.99; 95% CI: 1.74–5.14), lack of religion (PR = 1.64; 95%CI: 1.03–2.62) and taking night classes (PR = 1.64; 95% CI: 1.04–2.58). The abuse of street drugs was associated with lack of religion (PR = 2.50; 95% CI: 1.01–6.15).

Conclusion

The male sex and taking classes at night were associated with the abuse of legal drugs, whereas not having a religion was associated with the abuse of both legal and street drugs.

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