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BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES There are no reports of incidence studies in the Indian setting on substance use disorders in the general population. This survey-resurvey carried out in metropolis Delhi estimated the incidence rates of substance use disorders. METHODS A cross-sectional survey was carried out at two points of time with an interval of one year in a(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES The association between tobacco and alcohol use behaviours has not been explored in India. This study reports on the co-occurrence of tobacco and alcohol use in a representative general population in metropolis Delhi at two points of time a year apart. METHODS Matched data on 10,312 individuals from 2937 households above the age of(More)
By systematic sampling of households after two stage proportionate random sampling of villages, a total of 4670 persons above 15 years of age were selected from the rural areas of Ajmer district in Rajasthan, India, to estimate the prevalence rate of alcohol abuse and to study its socio-demographic correlates (Part I) and the pattern and characteristics of(More)
The present paper documents and discusses the rapid increase in the problem of heroin dependence in the city of Delhi in the recent years. Initial observations on patients with heroin dependence attending the Deaddiction Clinic of a large general hospital are described with difficulties encountered in the clinical management of these patients. It is(More)
This survey of 500 households in a New Delhi urban slum compared reports of substance use by the head of the household informant with individual self-report. Information from the two sources was compared for 1,132 people above the age of 15 years. The paired agreement regarding the use of substances was high (kappa=0.92; S.E.=0.01, z=92.0). The agreement(More)