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.