Veranderungen des Einstiegsalters in den Cannabiskonsum: Ergebnisse der zweiten Schweizer Gesundheitsbefragung 1997. [Changes in the age of onset of cannabis use: results of the 2nd Swiss Health Survey 1997]

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serval:BIB_3B2F32DBE47B
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
Veranderungen des Einstiegsalters in den Cannabiskonsum: Ergebnisse der zweiten Schweizer Gesundheitsbefragung 1997. [Changes in the age of onset of cannabis use: results of the 2nd Swiss Health Survey 1997]
Journal
Sozial- und Praventivmedizin
Author(s)
Muller  S., Gmel  G.
ISSN
0303-8408 (Print)
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2002
Volume
47
Number
1
Pages
14-23
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English Abstract
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Abstract
OBJECTIVES: Based on data from the second Swiss Health Survey conducted in 1997, the present study investigates changes in the onset of cannabis use and associated consequences. METHODS: Telephone interviews were conducted with 7743 individuals aged 15 to 49 years. Life time prevalences, onsets of illicit drugs use, and cessation of cannabis use were investigated. RESULTS: Using survival analysis, the study shows that, in Switzerland onset into the use of cannabis has decreased by almost nine months between 1992 and 1997 down to 15.83 years old. An early onset is associated with higher prevalences of other illicit drug use (e.g., cocaine, ecstasy, hallucinogens), and early onsets into the use of these drugs. Similarly, cessation of cannabis use is less frequent in early onset users. CONCLUSION: Results are discussed in the light of increasing prevalences of cannabis use and the discussion about an increasing legalization, respectively depenalization, of cannabis use in Switzerland.
Keywords
Adolescent Adult Age of Onset Cross-Sectional Studies Female Health Surveys Humans Male Marijuana Abuse/*epidemiology Middle Aged Street Drugs Substance-Related Disorders/epidemiology Switzerland
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