Is low BMI associated with specific drug use among injecting drug users?

@article{McIlwraith2014IsLB,
  title={Is low BMI associated with specific drug use among injecting drug users?},
  author={Fairlie McIlwraith and Kim Steven Betts and Rebecca Jenkinson and Sophie Hickey and Lucinda Burns and Rosa Alati},
  journal={Substance use & misuse},
  year={2014},
  volume={49 4},
  pages={
          374-82
        }
}
Body mass index (BMI) of a sample of people who regularly inject drugs (N = 781) was examined to gauge the impact of specific types of drug use. Cross-sectional interviews were undertaken in 2010 as part of a national monitoring program funded by the Australian Government. Latent class analysis identified three groups of drug users, with heroin users at 3.4 times the risk of being underweight compared with amphetamine users, and amphetamine users were at almost twice the odds of being obese… CONTINUE READING
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