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Usages de cannabis chez des étudiants d'une université parisienne, France, 2003-2004

Abstract : Introduction – The psychoactive drug use of young adults, aged between 18 and 25 is poorly described in France, especially in university students. However, the description of these age groups, between teenagers who may experiment and adults who may use drugs daily, is most important to understand the social uses of such substances. Methods – A sample of students from a Paris university was surveyed with self-administered questionnaires during classes, representing 869 first or second year students, in five major subjects: medicine, pharmacy, law, psychology and sociology. Results – One out of two student had experimented marijuana, with significant differences between males and females, respectively 55.2% versus 45.7%, and depending on the Baccalauréat (A levels) section: 39% in scientific versus 59% in economic sections, and 63 to 72% in professional sections; and on the subjects they studied at university: 25.9% in pharmacy, 37.3% in medicine, 41% in law versus 72% in sociology and 65.2% in psychology. The age of experimentation was close to 16, with significant differences depending on the Baccalauréat they passed and the social positions of their fathers. One student out of three had consumed marijuana in the year preceding our survey (33.4%), one out of six in the preceding month (16.3%), and 13.6% of total sample had a problematic use during their lives.
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Laurence Simmat-Durand. Usages de cannabis chez des étudiants d'une université parisienne, France, 2003-2004. Bulletin Epidémiologique Hebdomadaire - BEH, 2007, 50, pp.422-424. ⟨hal-03476941⟩



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