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Unhealthy weight control behaviors and MDMA (Ecstasy) use among adolescent females.
J Adolesc Health. 2005 Nov; 37(5):409.JA

Abstract

PURPOSE

To estimate the prevalence of past year laxative use or vomiting weight control behaviors among adolescent females in the general population and to examine the relationship between these behaviors and substance use among adolescent females, with a specific focus on past year 3-4 methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) ("Ecstasy") use.

METHODS

Secondary analyses were conducted using a nationally representative sample of females aged 12 to 17 years (n = 4292) from the 2001 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse (NHSDA). Logistic regression was used to examine bivariate relationships between past year laxative use or vomiting weight control behaviors and substance use and the multivariate relationship between unhealthy weight control behaviors and Ecstasy use.

RESULTS

Approximately 10% of adolescent females had used laxatives or vomited to lose weight in the past year. Adolescent females who had used laxatives or vomited to lose weight in the past year were more likely than those who had not to have used substances during the past year, including Ecstasy, inhalants, nonmedical psychotherapeutics, marijuana, cigarettes, and alcohol. After controlling for demographics and other substance use, past year laxative use or vomiting weight control behaviors were positively associated with past year Ecstasy use (OR = 1.81; 95% CI = 1.05, 3.14; p = 0.04).

CONCLUSION

Laxative use or vomiting weight control behaviors are a significant problem among the general population of adolescent females and are related to an increased risk of Ecstasy use.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Research Triangle Institute International, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709-2194, USA. jcance@rti.orgNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16227128

Citation

Cance, Jessica D., et al. "Unhealthy Weight Control Behaviors and MDMA (Ecstasy) Use Among Adolescent Females." The Journal of Adolescent Health : Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, vol. 37, no. 5, 2005, p. 409.
Cance JD, Ashley OS, Penne MA. Unhealthy weight control behaviors and MDMA (Ecstasy) use among adolescent females. J Adolesc Health. 2005;37(5):409.
Cance, J. D., Ashley, O. S., & Penne, M. A. (2005). Unhealthy weight control behaviors and MDMA (Ecstasy) use among adolescent females. The Journal of Adolescent Health : Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, 37(5), 409.
Cance JD, Ashley OS, Penne MA. Unhealthy Weight Control Behaviors and MDMA (Ecstasy) Use Among Adolescent Females. J Adolesc Health. 2005;37(5):409. PubMed PMID: 16227128.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Unhealthy weight control behaviors and MDMA (Ecstasy) use among adolescent females. AU - Cance,Jessica D, AU - Ashley,Olivia Silber, AU - Penne,Michael A, PY - 2004/07/30/received PY - 2004/11/04/revised PY - 2004/11/04/accepted PY - 2005/10/18/pubmed PY - 2006/3/15/medline PY - 2005/10/18/entrez SP - 409 EP - 409 JF - The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine JO - J Adolesc Health VL - 37 IS - 5 N2 - PURPOSE: To estimate the prevalence of past year laxative use or vomiting weight control behaviors among adolescent females in the general population and to examine the relationship between these behaviors and substance use among adolescent females, with a specific focus on past year 3-4 methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) ("Ecstasy") use. METHODS: Secondary analyses were conducted using a nationally representative sample of females aged 12 to 17 years (n = 4292) from the 2001 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse (NHSDA). Logistic regression was used to examine bivariate relationships between past year laxative use or vomiting weight control behaviors and substance use and the multivariate relationship between unhealthy weight control behaviors and Ecstasy use. RESULTS: Approximately 10% of adolescent females had used laxatives or vomited to lose weight in the past year. Adolescent females who had used laxatives or vomited to lose weight in the past year were more likely than those who had not to have used substances during the past year, including Ecstasy, inhalants, nonmedical psychotherapeutics, marijuana, cigarettes, and alcohol. After controlling for demographics and other substance use, past year laxative use or vomiting weight control behaviors were positively associated with past year Ecstasy use (OR = 1.81; 95% CI = 1.05, 3.14; p = 0.04). CONCLUSION: Laxative use or vomiting weight control behaviors are a significant problem among the general population of adolescent females and are related to an increased risk of Ecstasy use. SN - 1879-1972 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16227128/Unhealthy_weight_control_behaviors_and_MDMA__Ecstasy__use_among_adolescent_females_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1054-139X(04)00391-X DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -