Pubertal Timing and the Onset of Substance Use in Females During Early Adolescence

@article{Lanza2002PubertalTA,
  title={Pubertal Timing and the Onset of Substance Use in Females During Early Adolescence},
  author={Stephanie T. Lanza and Linda M. Collins},
  journal={Prevention Science},
  year={2002},
  volume={3},
  pages={69-82}
}
The goal of this study is to examine in detail the relationship between pubertal timing and substance use onset using a sample of females from The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. The sample includes 966 females who were in 7th grade at Wave 1 and 8th grade at Wave 2. Participants in the sample are approximately 69% White, 20% African American, 4% Asian or Pacific Islander, 2% American Indian, 4% other, of Hispanic origin, and 1% other, not of Hispanic origin. Twenty percent of… CONTINUE READING

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