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Mo Med. 2006 Mar-Apr;103(2):152-6.

Marijuana and other illicit drug use and the risk of injury: A case-control study.

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Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

Assess the associations between marijuana or other illicit drug use and injury risk.

METHODS:

Case-control study. Cases were emergency department patients with acute injury. Age-sex matched controls were interviewed by telephone.

RESULTS:

Marijuana use in the past seven days was associated with decreased risk, and use of other illicit drugs was associated with increased risk. Controlling for confounding had little effect.

CONCLUSIONS:

Marijuana use may be associated with a decreased risk of injury. Other illicit drug use was associated with increased risk.

PMID:
16703715
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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