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Self-reported drug use : how prevalent is under-reporting? / Kiah McGregor and Toni Makkai
Bib ID 3104481
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline
Author
McGregor, Kiah
 
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Description Canberra : Australian Institute of Criminology, 2003 
1 folded sheet (6 p.) ; 30 cm. 
ISBN 0642538115
Series

Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 260.

Summary

This paper examines the extent to which participants in the Drug Use Monitoring in Australia (DUMA) program under-report their drug use. It finds that, of those detainees whose urine sample tested positive, heroin users were more likely to report their use of that drug than users of cocaine or methamphetamine. Consideration is given to possible errors that may lead to inconsistent results between the urinalysis test and self-reported information, as well as reasons why under-reporting may occur, with a specific focus on sociodemographic factors.

Notes

Caption title.

"June 2003"

Includes bibliographical references (p. 6).

Also available in an electronic version via the Internet. Address as of 06/08/2003: http://www.aic.gov.au/publications/tandi2/tandi260.pdf

Subjects Criminals -- Drug use -- Australia.  |  Drug testing -- Australia.  |  Prisoners -- Drug use -- Australia.  |  Drug abuse surveys -- Australia.
Other authors/contributors Makkai, Toni  |  Australian Institute of Criminology

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