Research :: Adolescent Substance Use: Beware of International Comparisons

This article compares prevalence estimates of adolescents’ cigarette, alcohol and marijuana use from one Australian and two U.S. surveys, and considers the effect of methodological differences on reported use.
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Pirkis, J., Irwin, C. E., Jr., Brindis, C. D., Patton, G. C., & Sawyer, M. G. (2003). Adolescent substance use: Beware of international comparisons. Journal of Adolescent Health, 33(4), 279-286.

TOPIC(S)

Data and Monitoring, Risky Behavior, Substance Use, Young Adults

DATE POSTED

February 7, 2003

AUTHOR(S)

Jane E. Pirkis, Charles E Irwin, Jr, Claire Brindis, George C. Patton & Michael G. Sawyer

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