|Titre :||Demographic trends among older cannabis users in the United States, 2006-13 (2017)|
|Auteurs :||B. H. HAN ; S. SHERMAN ; P. M. MAURO ; S. S. MARTINS ; J. ROTENBERG ; J. J. PALAMAR|
|Type de document :||Article : Périodique|
|Dans :||Addiction (Vol.112, n°3, March 2017)|
|Article en page(s) :||516-525|
|Discipline :||EPI (Epidémiologie / Epidemiology)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASECANNABIS ; PERSONNE AGEE ; DEMOGRAPHIE ; EVOLUTION ; PREVALENCE ; AGE ; COHORTE
Background and Aims: The ageing US population is providing an unprecedented population of older adults who use recreational drugs. We aimed to estimate the trends in the prevalence of past-year use of cannabis, describe the patterns and attitudes and determine correlates of cannabis use by adults age 50 years and older.
Design: Secondary analysis of the National Survey on Drug Use and Health survey from 2006 to 2013, a cross-sectional survey given to a nationally representative probability sample of populations living in US households.
Participants: A total of 47 140 survey respondents aged >= 50 years.
Measures: Estimates and trends of past-year use of cannabis.
Findings: The prevalence of past-year cannabis use among adults aged >= 50 increased significantly from 2006/07 to 2012/13, with a 57.8% relative increase for adults aged 50-64 (linear trend P = 65 (linear trend P = 0.002). When combining data from 2006 to 2013, 6.9% of older cannabis users met criteria for cannabis abuse or dependence, and the majority of the sample reported perceiving no risk or slight risk associated with monthly cannabis use (85.3%) or weekly use (79%). Past-year users were more likely to be younger, male, non-Hispanic, not have multiple chronic conditions and use tobacco, alcohol or other drugs compared with non-past-year cannabis users.
Conclusions: The prevalence of cannabis use has increased significantly in recent years among US adults aged >= 50 years.
|Domaine :||Drogues illicites / Illicit drugs|
|Refs biblio. :||43|
|Affiliation :||Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA|