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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 53  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 44-6

Socio-demographic profile of 15-24 years old male narcotic substance users in a resettlement colony of Delhi.

Vardhaman Mahavir Medical College & Associated Safdarjang Hospital, New Delhi

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Vardhaman Mahavir Medical College & Associated Safdarjang Hospital, New Delhi

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A community based cross-sectional study was conducted during April 2004-March 2005 in an urban resettlement colony in East Delhi to study the narcotic substance use and the socio-demographic characteristics of users. 208 male narcotic substance users aged 15-24 years were studied. 59.1% of the narcotic substance users were between 21-24 years of age. 78.8% were using ganja and 39.9% each heroin & bhang. 37% were abusers; 36% were dependent users. 58.7% were single at the time of interview. 48% were either illiterate or just literate; 64% belonged to middle socio-economic status. 68% had initiated narcotic substance use out of curiosity.

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