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dc.contributorMeysamie, A.EN
dc.contributorSedaghat, M.EN
dc.contributorMahmoodi, M.EN
dc.contributorGhodsi, S.M.EN
dc.contributorEftekhar, B.EN
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T08:41:29Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T08:41:29Z
dc.date.issued2009EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1502/15_2_2009_0425_0431.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117655
dc.description425-431EN
dc.description.abstractBecause of its geographic proximity to the major drug production centres, there is easy access to narcotic drugs in the Islamic Republic of Iran despite efforts by governmental and nongovernmental organizations. Using a structured questionnaire as a basis for conversation, local health workers interviewed 310 residents of a rural area in Babol province about opium use. The self-reported rate of opium use, adjusted due to a bias in the sex ratio of the sample, was 8.9%. All the 42 opium users reported opium use at least 2-3 times per week in the previous 3 months. Opium was smoked by 95.2% and taken orally by 4.8%; there was no injecting use. There was no reported use of other substances, including alcohol. There was a statistically significant relationship between opium use and male sex, unemployment and cigarette smokingEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.subjectQuestionnairesEN
dc.subjectRural PopulationEN
dc.subjectSmokingEN
dc.subjectSex FactorsEN
dc.subjectEmploymentEN
dc.subjectEducational StatusEN
dc.subject.meshOpiumEN
dc.titleOpium use in a rural area of the Islamic Republic of IranEN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 15 (‎2)‎, 425-431, 2009


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