Projecting drug use among aging baby boomers in 2020.

  title={Projecting drug use among aging baby boomers in 2020.},
  author={James D Colliver and Wilson M. Compton and Joseph C. Gfroerer and Timothy P Condon},
  journal={Annals of epidemiology},
  volume={16 4},
PURPOSE Greater rates of lifetime drug use among the baby-boom generation, combined with the size of that generation, suggest that the number of elderly persons using drugs will increase in the next two decades. Given the potential public health demands implied by increasing numbers of elderly drug users, the goal is to project the numbers of current drug users aged 50 years and older in 2020. METHODS Using the modeling and projection methods of Gfroerer et al (2003) applied to data from the… CONTINUE READING
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