Volume 24, Issue 115 (8-2014)                   J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 2014, 24(115): 122-127 | Back to browse issues page

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Shokrzadeh M, Yazdani Charati J, Pourhossein M, Amadeh juybary N. Epidemiological Study of Mortality Rate From opioid Abuse in Referential Bodies to Mazandaran Department of Forensic Medicine. J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci. 2014; 24 (115) :122-127
URL: http://jmums.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-4121-en.html
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Background and purpose: Substance abuse is one of the most important problems which leave a high level of burden in the areas of medical and social care, economic and culture in a society. Global epidemic of drug abuse and the resulting liability are increasing in all countries, especially in developing countries. This is considered amongst the main reasons for premature death. General management of drug abuse disorders is essential in epidemiological studies. Therefore, epidemiological supervision of drug abuse is an important issue in improving the actions done in National Drug Strategy. Material and methods: In this Routine Data Analyse, the information regarding all cases of morphine, opium and other psychotropic positive werte collected from Mazandaran Department of Forensic Centre which occurred in 2007- 2012. Demographic and epidemiological data were extracted from recorded documents. Data was then analyzed in SPSS using chi-square and binomial tests. Results: In this study 272cases were evaluated of which 36.4% were due to drug intoxication. The mean age of the subjects was 39.46±14.27 years and they were most male and married. There were 69% urban and 31% rural. The rate of mortality was higher in people holding high school diploma or lower certificates. Self-employed people had the most mortality rate. Most of the studied cases (42.2%) used drugs through injection. Conclusion: According to this study the rate of mortality due to substance abuse is more among married young men aged 20-35. Therefore, policies should be taken to prevent these people accessing and using drugs.
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Type of Study: Brief Report | Subject: toxicology

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