Increasing use of nonmedical analgesics among younger cohorts in the United States: a birth cohort effect.

@article{Miech2013IncreasingUO,
  title={Increasing use of nonmedical analgesics among younger cohorts in the United States: a birth cohort effect.},
  author={Richard Allen Miech and Amy S. B. Bohnert and Kennon Heard and Jason Boardman},
  journal={The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={52 1},
  pages={35-41}
}
PURPOSE Nonmedical use of prescription pain drugs (hereafter "analgesics") has increased substantially in recent years. It is not known whether today's youth are disproportionately driving this increase or, instead, the trend is a general one that has affected cohorts of all ages similarly. To address this question we present the first age-period-cohort analysis of nonmedical use of analgesics. METHODS Data come from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, a series of annual, nationally… CONTINUE READING
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