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dc.contributor.authorLima, M. S. de
dc.contributor.authorDunn, J.
dc.contributor.authorNovo, I. P.
dc.contributor.authorTomasi, E.
dc.contributor.authorReisser, AAP
dc.identifier.citationSubstance Use & Misuse. New York: Marcel Dekker Inc, v. 38, n. 1, p. 51-65, 2003.
dc.description.abstractThis cross-sectional, interview-based survey aimed to assess the use of licit substances in terms of gender and sociodemographic factors in the city of Pelotas, southern Brazil. Subjects aged 15 years and over and living in urban areas were eligible and a total of 1277 subjects were interviewed. the prevalence of alcohol consumption was 54.2%; 11.9% (21.7% of men and 4.1% of women) reported potentially 11.9% harmful levels of alcohol use (at-risk alcohol intake); 4.2% were classified as manifesting alcohol dependence by CAGE question At-risk alcohol intake and subjects with a positive CAGE score were more common among males aged 35-54yrs. Among the youngest age group, the prevalence of CAGE positive score was similar for males and females, while subjects with lower educational levels showed a higher prevalence. Women were more likely than men to report the use of psychotropic drugs (15% vs. 7%). These results highlight the importance of substance use in Brazil, and suggest that gender differences must to be taken into consideration when planning intervention programs in developing countries.en
dc.publisherMarcel Dekker Inc
dc.relation.ispartofSubstance Use & Misuse
dc.rightsAcesso restrito
dc.subjectdrinking problemen
dc.titleGender differences in the use of alcohol and psychotropics in a Brazilian populationen
dc.contributor.institutionUniv Fed Pelotas
dc.contributor.institutionUniv Catolica Pelotas
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
dc.contributor.institutionHosp Beneficiencia
dc.description.affiliationUniv Fed Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUniv Catolica Pelotas, Pelotas, RS, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUniversidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationHosp Beneficiencia, Unit Alcohol & Drug Abuse, Pelotas, RS, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUnifespUniversidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.sourceWeb of Science

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