Gender differences in physical and mental health outcomes among an aging cohort of individuals with a history of heroin dependence.

@article{Grella2012GenderDI,
  title={Gender differences in physical and mental health outcomes among an aging cohort of individuals with a history of heroin dependence.},
  author={Christine E Grella and Katherine Lovinger},
  journal={Addictive behaviors},
  year={2012},
  volume={37 3},
  pages={306-12}
}
BACKGROUND This paper examines the health status and functioning of an aging cohort of individuals with a history of heroin dependence with a focus on gender differences. METHOD Study subjects were originally sampled from methadone maintenance clinics in California in the 1970s and completed follow-up interviews in 2005-09. Out of the original study sample (N=914), 343 participants (44.3% female) were interviewed (70.6% of those not deceased). Bivariate analyses examined gender differences in… CONTINUE READING
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