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Nonmedical prescription opioid use and illegal drug use: initiation trajectory and related risks among people who use illegal drugs in Vancouver, Canada

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Research Notes, January 2018
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Title
Nonmedical prescription opioid use and illegal drug use: initiation trajectory and related risks among people who use illegal drugs in Vancouver, Canada
Published in
BMC Research Notes, January 2018
DOI 10.1186/s13104-018-3152-9
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Authors

Tessa Cheng, Will Small, Ekaterina Nosova, Bob Hogg, Kanna Hayashi, Thomas Kerr, Kora DeBeck

Abstract

We investigated the prevalence of and risk factors associated with initiating nonmedical prescription opioid use (NMPOU) before and after illegal drugs using data from two linked cohort studies of street youth and adults who use illegal drugs in Vancouver, Canada. All participants who attended a study visit between 2013 and 2016 were eligible for the primary analyses. Among 512 youth and 833 adult participants, the prevalence of NMPOU was extremely high (88% among street youth; 90% among adults), and over one-third of those who reported engaging in NMPOU had initiated NMPOU before illegal drug use (vs. transitioning from illegal drugs to NMPOU). Participants who reported either transitioning to or from NMPOU had higher risk profiles, particularly related to substance use, when compared with those who reported never engaging in NMPOU. Sub-analyses restricted to only those who engaged in NMPOU found few statistically significant differences between those who initiated NMPOU prior to illegal drugs versus those who initiated illegal drugs prior to NMPOU. Findings suggest that among people who use illegal drugs, early NMPOU trajectories do not appear to critically shape future patterns and practices.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 47 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 15 32%
Student > Master 6 13%
Researcher 5 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 6%
Professor > Associate Professor 3 6%
Other 6 13%
Unknown 9 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 12 26%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 19%
Social Sciences 7 15%
Psychology 3 6%
Arts and Humanities 2 4%
Other 5 11%
Unknown 9 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 19 February 2018.
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#6,746,671
of 12,532,910 outputs
Outputs from BMC Research Notes
#987
of 2,830 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#143,507
of 342,940 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Research Notes
#1
of 2 outputs
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