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Prevalence of cocaine and marijuana use in the last trimester of adolescent pregnancy: Socio-demographic, psychosocial and behavioral characteristics

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Prevalence of cocaine and marijuana use in the last trimester of adolescent pregnancy: Socio-demographic, psychosocial and behavioral characteristics
Sandro Sendin Mitsuhiro ,⁎, Elisa Chalem , Marina Carvalho de Moraes Barros ,
Ruth Guinsburg , Ronaldo Laranjeira 

Addictive Behaviors 32 (2007) 392 – 397
To evaluate the prevalence of cocaine and marijuana use during the third trimester of pregnancy in a population of 1000 teenage women of a public hospital in São Paulo, Brazil using hair analysis in order to avoid underestimation of data that could happen by the use of self-report questionnaires and describe socio-demographic,psychosocial and behavioral characteristics of the drug users. Hair analysis has detected use of cocaine and/or marijuana in the third trimester of pregnancy in 6% of the patients: 4.0% used marijuana, 1.7% used cocaine and 3% used both drugs. They were about 17 years old, from low-income, poorly educated, unemployed, financially dependent and they had not planned the pregnancy. 10% of
miscarriages have occurred in this population. This study shows the psychosocial impairment associated to teenage pregnancy and use of cocaine
and marijuana during gestation by this low-income population with reliable data of prevalence obtained through hair analysis.© 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Pregnancy in adolescence; Cocaine; Cannabis; Cross-sectional studies
To evaluate the prevalence of cocaine and marijuana use during the third trimester of pregnancy in a population of 1000 teenage women of a public hospital in São Paulo, Brazil using hair analysis in order to avoid underestimation of data that could happen by the use of self-report questionnaires and describe socio-demographic, psychosocial and behavioral characteristics of the drug users.


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A Unidade de Pesquisa em álcool e Drogas (UNIAD) foi fundada em 1994 pelo Prof. Dr. Ronaldo Laranjeira e John Dunn, recém-chegados da Inglaterra. A criação contou, na época, com o apoio do Departamento de Psiquiatria da UNIFESP. Inicialmente (1994-1996) funcionou dentro do Complexo Hospital São Paulo, com o objetivo de atender funcionários dependentes.



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