Prevalence and risk factors for anabolic-androgenic steroid abuse in Australian high school students.

@article{Handelsman1997PrevalenceAR,
  title={Prevalence and risk factors for anabolic-androgenic steroid abuse in Australian high school students.},
  author={David J Handelsman and Leena K Gupta},
  journal={International journal of andrology},
  year={1997},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={159-64}
}
Abuse of anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) is reportedly increasing in prevalence and spreading from sportsmen to cosmetic and recreational use, though there are few accurate estimates of the extent of AAS use outside North America. In order to identify the prevalence of, and risk factors for, 'ever' (lifetime) or 'recent' (within last month) use of AAS among Australian high school students, 13,355 students (51.3% male, median age 13.8 years) in 203 schools constituting a stratified random… CONTINUE READING

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