Social and socio-economic factors associated with adolescent Cannabis smoking: Results from the Danish ESPAD survey

Louise Munk, Stig Mølsted, Maria Pedersen

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BACKGROUND: Cannabis is a widely used psychoactive substance among
schoolchildren. It reduces the brain’s learning capacity, is associated with
early school leaving and lower educational level in adulthood. The objective
was to assess determinants of Cannabis smoking among adolescents in
Denmark. Associations between patent education, subjective socioeconomic
position, peers smoking Cannabis, family pattern and Cannabis smoking were
METHOD: The study was based on multiple logistic regression analyses of data
from The European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs.
RESULTS: Broken family pattern and peer Cannabis smoking were
associated with adolescent Cannabis smoking. Neither parental educational
level nor the adolescent’s subjective socioeconomic position was found to be
associated with frequent Cannabis smoking.
CONCLUSION: Frequent Cannabis smoking among ninth graders is
strongly associated with peers smoking Cannabis and living with noncohabitating
parents. Thus in systematic intervention programs, it may be
purposeful to pay special attention to young people from non-intact families
and intervene in the environments where adolescents socialize.
TidsskriftJournal of Addiction and Clinical Research
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)1-4
Antal sider4
StatusUdgivet - 2017
Udgivet eksterntJa


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