Indian Journal of Public Health


Year
: 2009  |  Volume : 53  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 44--6

Socio-demographic profile of 15-24 years old male narcotic substance users in a resettlement colony of Delhi.


V Jain, SK Pradhan, Vibha 
 Vardhaman Mahavir Medical College & Associated Safdarjang Hospital, New Delhi

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V Jain
Vardhaman Mahavir Medical College & Associated Safdarjang Hospital, New Delhi

A community based cross-sectional study was conducted during April 2004-March 2005 in an urban resettlement colony in East Delhi to study the narcotic substance use and the socio-demographic characteristics of users. 208 male narcotic substance users aged 15-24 years were studied. 59.1% of the narcotic substance users were between 21-24 years of age. 78.8% were using ganja and 39.9% each heroin & bhang. 37% were abusers; 36% were dependent users. 58.7% were single at the time of interview. 48% were either illiterate or just literate; 64% belonged to middle socio-economic status. 68% had initiated narcotic substance use out of curiosity.


How to cite this article:
Jain V, Pradhan S K, Vibha. Socio-demographic profile of 15-24 years old male narcotic substance users in a resettlement colony of Delhi. Indian J Public Health 2009;53:44-6


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Jain V, Pradhan S K, Vibha. Socio-demographic profile of 15-24 years old male narcotic substance users in a resettlement colony of Delhi. Indian J Public Health [serial online] 2009 [cited 2020 Aug 10 ];53:44-6
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