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Correlates of substance use during adolescent pregnancy in São Paulo, Brazil.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20339737     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association of cocaine and marijuana use during adolescent pregnancy in São Paulo-SP, Brazil, with psychiatric disorders, social status and sexual history.
METHOD: One thousand pregnant adolescents were assessed by using the Composite International Diagnostic Interview, and sociodemographic and socio-economic questionnaire at the obstetric center of a public hospital in São Paulo. Hair samples were collected for analysis.
RESULTS: The following data were associated with cocaine and/or marijuana use during the third trimester of the pregnancy: being younger than 14 years of age, having a history of more than 3 sexual partners, and having psychiatric disorders, specifically, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and somatoform disorder.
CONCLUSION: In early adolescence pregnancy, having 3 or more sexual partners in life for this population is significantly associated with the use of cocaine or marijuana during gestation. This association suggests that specific intervention programs should target these young women.
Authors:
Marco Antonio Bessa; Sandro Sendin Mitsuhiro; Elisa Chalem; Marina Carvalho de Moraes Barros; Ruth Guinsburg; Ronaldo Laranjeira
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista brasileira de psiquiatria (São Paulo, Brazil : 1999)     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1516-4446     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Bras Psiquiatr     Publication Date:  2010 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-26     Completed Date:  2011-01-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100895975     Medline TA:  Rev Bras Psiquiatr     Country:  Brazil    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  66-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Alcohol and Drugs Research Unit, Psychiatry Department, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil. marco.bessa@uol.com.br
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Age Factors
Bipolar Disorder / diagnosis
Brazil / epidemiology
Cocaine-Related Disorders / epidemiology*,  psychology
Female
Hair / chemistry
Humans
Interview, Psychological / methods
Marijuana Abuse / epidemiology*,  psychology
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Complications / epidemiology*,  psychology
Pregnancy Trimester, Third
Pregnancy in Adolescence / psychology,  statistics & numerical data*
Sexual Behavior
Sexual Partners
Socioeconomic Factors
Somatoform Disorders / diagnosis
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic / diagnosis

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