Use of amphetamine-like appetite suppressants: A cross-sectional survey in Southern Brazil

Use of amphetamine-like appetite suppressants: A cross-sectional survey in Southern Brazil

Autor Lima, M. S. de Google Scholar
Beria, J. U. Google Scholar
Tomasi, E. Google Scholar
Mari, J. D. Google Scholar
Instituição Univ Fed Pelotas
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Resumo In 1994 a cross-sectional survey was undertaken in Pelotas, Southern Brazil, to assess the prevalence of amphetamine-like appetite suppressant use. 1,277 adults were interviewed, and the prevalence of anorectic drug use was 1.3% (95% CI = 0.7-1.9): 15 women and one man, mainly from higher socioeconomic groups. Most of the users (81%) had a medical prescription. Forty-one different drugs had been prescribed. Mean length of use was 8.7 months. These findings are discussed in terms of the overreliance on anorectics as aids to dieting, the dangers of polypharmacy, and the risks of long-term use.
Palavra-chave amphetamine-like appetite suppressants
anorectics
prevalence
general population
Brazil
Idioma Inglês
Data de publicação 1998-01-01
Publicado em Substance Use & Misuse. New York: Marcel Dekker Inc, v. 33, n. 8, p. 1711-1719, 1998.
ISSN 1082-6084 (Sherpa/Romeo, fator de impacto)
Publicador Marcel Dekker Inc
Extensão 1711-1719
Fonte http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/10826089809058951
Direito de acesso Acesso restrito
Tipo Artigo
Web of Science WOS:000074906600006
Endereço permanente http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/25854

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