The global epidemiology and burden of psychostimulant dependence: findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010.

@article{Degenhardt2014TheGE,
  title={The global epidemiology and burden of psychostimulant dependence: findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010.},
  author={Louisa Degenhardt and Amanda J. Baxter and Yong Yi Lee and Wayne D Hall and Grant Sara and Nicole E Johns and Abraham D. Flaxman and Harvey Whiteford and Theo Vos},
  journal={Drug and alcohol dependence},
  year={2014},
  volume={137},
  pages={36-47}
}
AIMS To estimate the global prevalence of cocaine and amphetamine dependence and the burden of disease attributable to these disorders. METHODS An epidemiological model was developed using DisMod-MR, a Bayesian meta-regression tool, using epidemiological data (prevalence, incidence, remission and mortality) sourced from a multi-stage systematic review of data. Age, sex and region-specific prevalence was estimated for and multiplied by comorbidity-adjusted disability weightings to estimate… CONTINUE READING
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