Substance use disorders among adolescents in Taiwan: prevalence, sociodemographic correlates and psychiatric co-morbidity.

@article{Chong1999SubstanceUD,
  title={Substance use disorders among adolescents in Taiwan: prevalence, sociodemographic correlates and psychiatric co-morbidity.},
  author={M Y Chong and K W Chan and Andrew T. A. Cheng},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={29 6},
  pages={1387-96}
}
BACKGROUND This paper reports prevalences, sociodemographic correlates and psychiatric co-morbidity of substance use disorders (SUDs) among adolescents in Taiwan. METHODS A random sample of ninth grade students (N = 774) was selected from an urban, a suburban and a rural community. Two-stage case identification was employed with a brief screening tool and a modified Chinese version of the Kiddie-SADS conducted by child psychiatrists. RESULTS The overall prevalence of any SUD was 11.0%, with… CONTINUE READING

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