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Title: [Female drug abuse in a university setting]
Authors: Kjiri, S.
Boulayoun, F.
Rammouz, I.
Cherkaoui, I.
Ktiouet, J.E.
Issue Date: 2005
Language: French
Abstract: Morocco is a country with Muslim-Arab tradition. In this sociocultural context, drug abuse in women is very taboo. We tried to approach the subject of drug use in women in a cross-sectional study of a sample of 1208 students [744 women and 464 men] who completed an anonymous self-administered questionnaire. We found 6.59% of women and 36.2% of men used drugs. Using DSM IV criteria, drug dependence was found in 2% of the subsample of female drug users and drug abuse in 1.5%. Place of residence and level of income were statistically significant risk factors for drug use
Description: 416-424
Keywords: Arabs
Attitude to Health
Cross-Sectional Studies
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
Women, education
Subject: Students
ISSN: 1020-3397
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