Risk factor profiles among intravenous drug using young adults: a latent class analysis (LCA) approach.

@article{James2013RiskFP,
  title={Risk factor profiles among intravenous drug using young adults: a latent class analysis (LCA) approach.},
  author={Sigrid S James and Edward S McField and Susanne B. Montgomery},
  journal={Addictive behaviors},
  year={2013},
  volume={38 3},
  pages={1804-11}
}
Using data from a cross-sectional study that examined health risk behaviors among urban intravenous drug-using (IDU) adolescents and young adults, this study investigated risk profiles among a high-risk sample (n=274). Risk profiles were empirically derived through latent class analysis based on indicators of engagement in health-risking behaviors, experience of abuse and violence as well as individual and family risk factors. The best fitting model was a 3-class model. Class 1 (n=95) captured… CONTINUE READING

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