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Accidental deaths due to inhalant misuse in North Carolina: 2000-2008.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20509737     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This study describes the number and characteristics of accidental deaths associated with recreational inhalant misuse in North Carolina from 2000 to 2008. Inhalant-related deaths were identified via an electronic search of records of the North Carolina Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Thirty deaths were attributed to recreational inhalant use, and nearly a third involved the inhalation of compressed-air products. Polydrug use and comorbid psychiatric disorders were common among decedents. The types of inhalants most often resulting in death differed from previous studies, as did the somewhat older mean age of decedents. Further research on inhalant-related mortality is warranted.
Authors:
Martin Thomas Hall; Jeffrey D Edwards; Matthew O Howard
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Substance use & misuse     Volume:  45     ISSN:  1532-2491     ISO Abbreviation:  Subst Use Misuse     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-31     Completed Date:  2010-09-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9602153     Medline TA:  Subst Use Misuse     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1330-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Behavioral Science, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40536-0086, USA. martin.hall@uky.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Accidents / mortality*
Adolescent
Adult
Cause of Death*
Comorbidity
Cross-Sectional Studies
Female
Humans
Inhalation Exposure*
Male
Mental Disorders / mortality
Middle Aged
North Carolina
Overdose / mortality*
Solvents / poisoning*
Substance-Related Disorders / mortality*
Young Adult
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Solvents

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