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ERIC Number: EJ949312
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1067-828X
Anabolic Androgenic Steroid Use in Teens: Prevalence, Demographics, and Perception of Effects
Lorang, Melissa; Callahan, Bryan; Cummins, Kevin M.; Achar, Suraj; Brown, Sandra A.
Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, v20 n4 p358-369 2011
Multiple risks are associated with early use of anabolic androgenic steroids, yet public understanding is limited and teen use not uncommon. The present study surveyed 4,231 high school students to understand prevalence of use, association with athletics and other substance use and expectations of drug effects. While overall rates of steroid use were low (1.4%), use was higher in males and those participating in at least one school sport. Half (49%) of the high school students believed that steroids improved athletic performance and 38% reported that use improves appearance. Recreational drug use and frequency of drug use increased risk for steroid use. (Contains 1 figure and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12; Grade 9; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California