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PICOLOTTO, Eduardo; LIBARDONI, Luis Fernando Casarin; MIGOTT, Ana Maria Belani  and  GEIB, Lorena Teresinha Consalter. Prevalence and factors associated with psychoactives substances consumption for academics of nursing of the University of Passo Fundo. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2010, vol.15, n.3, pp. 645-654. ISSN 1413-8123.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232010000300006.

The objective of this epidemiologic transversal cut study was to investigate the consumption of psychoactive substances and their determinants between the nursery academics of the University of Passo Fundo, Rio Grande do Sul State. 266 students, aging more than eighteen years old answered a questionnaire of the Brazilian Center of Information about Psychoactive Drugs. A descriptive statistics, qui-square and multiple logistics regression were carried out for the data analysis. Of the sample, 94% had consumed alcohol in the life, 90% in that year and 79% in that month, 14% were characterized as heavy users. The girls had consumed benzodiazepines and stimulants more than the boys. The ones aging 20 year and more and females had evidenced minor possibility of alcohol consumption in the month and those with a monthly family income lower than ten salaries presented a greater possibility of marijuana (OR: 1.92), cocaine (OR:4.63) and inhalants (OR:7.02) consumption. The standard of psychoactive substance consumption is similar than the one found in other groups of colleges student, except for the benzodiazepines and stimulants, suggesting itself a deeper evaluation of this consumption.

Keywords : Nursing students; Pharmacoepidemiology; Risk factors.

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