Identifying adolescents at risk for hard drug use: racial/ethnic variations.

  title={Identifying adolescents at risk for hard drug use: racial/ethnic variations.},
  author={Phyllis L. Ellickson and Sally C. Morton},
  journal={The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine},
  volume={25 6},
PURPOSE To examine early risk factors for initiation of hard drug use by 10th grade in a sample of adolescents drawn from diverse high schools and communities, compares the results across different racial/ethnic groups, and to evaluate the predictive performance of a user-friendly risk scale against the more complex logistic model. METHODS Using longitudinal data from 4347 adolescents from California and Oregon, we developed and cross-validated logistic and additive prediction models for non… CONTINUE READING

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