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Marijuana and other illicit drug use and the risk of injury: A case-control study.
OBJECTIVESAssess the associations between marijuana or other illicit drug use and injury risk.
METHODSCase-control study. Cases were emergency department patients with acute injury. Age-sex matched controls were interviewed by telephone.
RESULTSMarijuana 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.
CONCLUSIONSMarijuana use may be associated with a decreased risk of injury. Other illicit drug use was associated with increased risk.
Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA.
Missouri medicine 103:2 pg 152-6
Emergency Service, Hospital
Interviews as Topic
Wounds and Injuries
Pub Type(s)Comparative Study
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't