Mortality in a cohort of young primary cocaine users: controlling the effect of the riskiest drug-use behaviors.

@article{Barrio2013MortalityIA,
  title={Mortality in a cohort of young primary cocaine users: controlling the effect of the riskiest drug-use behaviors.},
  author={Gregorio Barrio and Gemma Molist and Luis de la Fuente and Ferm{\'i}n Fern{\'a}ndez and Anna Guitart and Maria J Bravo and Mar{\'i}a Teresa Brugal},
  journal={Addictive behaviors},
  year={2013},
  volume={38 3},
  pages={1601-4}
}
BACKGROUND Published studies indicate that primary cocaine users (PCUs) have a mortality rate 4-8 times higher than their age-sex peers in the general population. Most PCUs are primary intranasal cocaine users, never-injectors and never-opioid users (PICUNINOs) and are usually underrepresented in cohort mortality studies. The aim is to estimate excess mortality in all PCUs and in the subgroups of never-opioid users and PICUNINOs in Spain. METHODS 714 PCUs aged 18-30 were street-recruited in… CONTINUE READING

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