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Title: Cross-National Comparisons of Sex Differences in Opportunities to Use Alcohol or Drugs, and the Transitions to Use
Authors: Wells, J. Elisabeth ×
Maria Haro, Josep
Karam, Eli
Lee, Sing
Lepine, Jean-Pierre
Elena Medina-Mora, Ma
Nakane, Hideyuki
Posada, Jose
Anthony, James C
Cheng, Hui
Degenhardt, Louisa
Angermeyer, Matthias
Bruffaerts, Ronny
de Girolamo, Giovanni
de Graaf, Ron
Glantz, Meyer
Gureje, Oye #
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Marcel Dekker
Series Title: Substance Use & Misuse vol:46 issue:9 pages:1169-1178
Abstract: Sex differences in opportunities to use alcohol or drugs, and transition to use, were investigated in 15 surveys, in 2001--2004 (Europe 6; Americas 3; Africa 2, Asia 3; Oceania 1). The paper focuses on 18--29 year olds (N == 9,873). The World Mental Health Survey Initiative oversaw the surveys; each country obtained its own funding. A complex picture emerged with different results for alcohol and for drugs and for opportunity to use and the transition to use. Sex differences in opportunity to use alcohol were small except in Lebanon and Nigeria, whereas for drugs, the largest differences were in Mexico and Colombia.</.
ISSN: 1082-6084
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Group Psychiatry
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