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

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dc.contributor.author Lima, M. S. de
dc.contributor.author Beria, J. U.
dc.contributor.author Tomasi, E.
dc.contributor.author Mari, J. D.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-24T12:30:32Z
dc.date.available 2016-01-24T12:30:32Z
dc.date.issued 1998-01-01
dc.identifier http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/10826089809058951
dc.identifier.citation Substance Use & Misuse. New York: Marcel Dekker Inc, v. 33, n. 8, p. 1711-1719, 1998.
dc.identifier.issn 1082-6084
dc.identifier.uri http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/25854
dc.description.abstract 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. en
dc.format.extent 1711-1719
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Marcel Dekker Inc
dc.relation.ispartof Substance Use & Misuse
dc.rights Acesso restrito
dc.subject amphetamine-like appetite suppressants en
dc.subject anorectics en
dc.subject prevalence en
dc.subject general population en
dc.subject Brazil en
dc.title Use of amphetamine-like appetite suppressants: A cross-sectional survey in Southern Brazil en
dc.type Artigo
dc.contributor.institution Univ Fed Pelotas
dc.contributor.institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
dc.description.affiliation Univ Fed Pelotas, Dept Saude Mental, Fac Med, Pelotas, RS, Brazil
dc.description.affiliation Univ Fed Pelotas, Dept Social Med, Pelotas, RS, Brazil
dc.description.affiliation Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Dept Psiquitaria, Escola Paulista Med, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUnifesp Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Dept Psiquitaria, Escola Paulista Med, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.identifier.doi 10.3109/10826089809058951
dc.description.source Web of Science
dc.identifier.wos WOS:000074906600006



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