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Community Mental Health Journal

, Volume 52, Issue 8, pp 1043–1046 | Cite as

Socio-demographic Characteristics of Individuals with History of Crack Cocaine Use in the US General Population

  • Andriy Yur’yev
  • Evaristo Akerele
Brief Communication

Abstract

This study explores socio-demographic characteristics of individuals with history of crack cocaine use. Data from the 29th Round of General Social Survey was used. Respondents with history of crack cocaine use were compared to respondents without such history. T test was applied to identify differences between groups. Approximately 6 % of respondents reported lifetime history of crack cocaine use. Groups with and without history of crack cocaine use differed significantly in gender, marital status, education, income distribution, employment, health perception, family and financial satisfaction, criminal history, happiness, sexual history, history of injection drug use, and HIV testing. There were no significant differences for race. The study provides insights that could improve identification and prevention of substance use disorders.

Keywords

Crack Cocaine General population Socio-demographic USA General Social Survey 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Psychiatry Department, Harlem Hospital CenterColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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