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Marijuana and other illicit drug use and the risk of injury: A case-control study.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES
Assess the associations between marijuana or other illicit drug use and injury risk.
METHODS
Case-control study. Cases were emergency department patients with acute injury. Age-sex matched controls were interviewed by telephone.
RESULTS
Marijuana use in the past seven days was associated with decreased risk, and use of other illicit drugs was associated with increased risk. Controlling for confounding had little effect.
CONCLUSIONS
Marijuana use may be associated with a decreased risk of injury. Other illicit drug use was associated with increased risk.

Authors

Vinson DC

Institution

Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA.

Source

Missouri medicine 103:2 pg 152-6

MeSH

Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Cannabis
Case-Control Studies
Emergency Service, Hospital
Female
Humans
Interviews as Topic
Male
Middle Aged
Missouri
Risk Assessment
Risk Factors
Street Drugs
Substance-Related Disorders
Wounds and Injuries

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16703715