Correlates of initiation of injection drug use among young drug users in Baltimore, Maryland: the need for early intervention.

@article{Sherman2005CorrelatesOI,
  title={Correlates of initiation of injection drug use among young drug users in Baltimore, Maryland: the need for early intervention.},
  author={Susan G. Sherman and Crystal M. Fuller and Nina V Shah and Danielle V Ompad and David Vlahov and Steffanie Anne Strathdee},
  journal={Journal of psychoactive drugs},
  year={2005},
  volume={37 4},
  pages={437-43}
}
This article examines individual and social factors associated with initiation of illicit drug injection, with a focus on racial differences. Data were derived from across-sectional survey of young injection and noninjection drug users in Baltimore, Maryland. Participants were aged 15 to 30 and had initiated use of heroin, cocaine, and/or crack within the prior five years. Bivariate and multivariate logistic regression models were used to identify correlates of injection initiation. Of 579 drug… CONTINUE READING

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