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NCJ Number: 156655 Find in a Library
Title: Drug Use Among New York City Prison Inmates: A Demographic Study With Temporal Trends
Journal: International Journal of the Addictions  Volume:26  Issue:10  Dated:(1991)  Pages:1089-1105
Author(s): K H van Hoeven; R L Stoneburner; W C Rooney Jr
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 17
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined the prevalence of intravenous drug use among inmates arrested in New York City in 1986 and examined demographic trends among those intravenous drug users (IVDUs). The study also examined temporal trends between 1975 and 1986.
Abstract: The final sample consisted of 2,660 inmates, of whom 1,967 were released and 639 were still actively being held in jail. The results showed that the rate of intravenous drug use was highest (43 percent) in male inmates between the ages of 36 and 40. Younger inmates had progressively lower rates of intravenous drug use, while those incarcerated for longer periods of time and women had high rates of intravenous drug use. Although the overall rates of drug use did not change significantly over the 11-year study period, patterns of drug use did change in that rates of heroin use decreased, the highest prevalence of intravenous drug use toward older age groups, and there was an increased rate of cocaine use among male inmates. 8 tables, 4 figures, and 12 references
Main Term(s): Drug-abusing inmates
Index Term(s): New York; Trend analysis
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