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ERIC Number: EJ1123299
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1067-828X
Recent Alcohol, Tobacco, and Substance Use Variations between Rural and Urban Middle and High School Students
Warren, Jacob C.; Smalley, K. Bryant; Barefoot, K. Nikki
Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, v26 n1 p60-65 2017
The use of addictive substances by adolescents is a major public health concern; however, rural versus urban variations are poorly understood. The purpose of the current study was to examine rural-urban differences in the prevalence of recent use of 11 substances in grades 6 through 12 in a statewide sample of students from the Georgia Student Health Survey II (N = 513,909). We found that rural-urban differences in substance use depend largely upon grade level, with rural middle school students demonstrating higher rates of alcohol, smoking tobacco, and chewing tobacco use, and urban high school students demonstrating higher rates of illicit drugs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) (DHHS/NIH)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia
Grant or Contract Numbers: P20MD006901