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Title: Prevalence and risk factors of ecstasy use among college students in Astara, Islamic Republic of Iran
Authors: Amiri, Z. Mohtasham
Shakib, A. Jafari
Moosavi, A. Khalili
Issue Date: 2009
Language: English
Abstract: We determined the prevalence and risk factors for 3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine [MDMA, "ecstasy"] use among college students in Astara, a northern border city of Iran. In a cross-sectional questionnaire survey of 1226 students, the lifetime prevalence of ecstasy use was 5.6%. The lifetime prevalence of use of other drugs, mostly cannabis and opium, was 4.6%. A fifth of students [21.8%] were current cigarette smokers and 24.8% had ever used alcohol. After logistic regression, the factors influencing ever use of ecstasy were ever use of other drugs, ever use of alcohol, current cigarette smoking and living alone or with friends. Targeted prevention programmes should be conducted in all colleges
Description: 1192-1200
Keywords: Prevalence
Risk Factors
Cross-Sectional Studies
Questionnaires
Students
Parents
Educational Status
Subject: N-Methyl-3,4-methylenedioxyamphetamine
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117749
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1505/15_5_2009_1192_1200.pdf
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