|Titre :||Socio-economic differentials in cannabis use trends in Australia (2018)|
|Auteurs :||G. C. K. CHAN ; J. LEUNG ; C. QUINN ; M. WEIER ; W. HALL|
|Type de document :||Article : Périodique|
|Dans :||Addiction (Vol.113, n°3, March 2018)|
|Article en page(s) :||454-461|
|Note générale :||Commentary: Cannabis use and educational level - which is the chicken and which is the egg? Melchior M., Azevedo da Silva M., p. 462-463.|
|Discipline :||EPI (Epidémiologie / Epidemiology)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASECATEGORIE SOCIO-PROFESSIONNELLE ; CANNABIS ; EVOLUTION ; PREVALENCE ; NIVEAU D'ETUDES ; REVENU
Aim: To test if the degree of change in cannabis use between 2001 and 2013 differed according to socio-economic status.
Design: Repeated cross-sectional household surveys that were nationally representative.
Participants: Adult samples from the 2001 and 2013 National Drug Strategy Household Surveys (n = 23 642 in 2001 and n = 21 353 in 2013), the largest nationally representative survey on drug use in Australia.
Measurements: Frequency of cannabis use coded as daily use, weekly use, less than weekly use and non-current use; socio-economic status (SES) as measured by personal income and educational level.
Finding: There were significant differences in changes to levels of cannabis use between SES groups. Among participants who completed high school, the probability of daily use decreased from 0.014 to 0.009 (P Conclusion: The decline in cannabis use in Australia from 2001 to 2013 occurred largely among higher socio-economic status groups. For people with lower income and/or lower education, rates of frequent cannabis use remained unchanged.
|Domaine :||Drogues illicites / Illicit drugs|
|Refs biblio. :||37|
|Affiliation :||Centre for Youth Substance Abuse Research, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia|