Epidemiologic study of Drug Abuse in flan County

KT Chen

1998 Vol.14 NO.2

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Correspondence Author: National information on drug abuse comes pnmarily from general household surveys, student surveys and telephone interviews. Studies often concentrate on students, information about the out-of-school boys and girls is relatively unavailable. They, however, are the main source of drug abuse. For the better understanding of drug abuse, household surveys are more reliable though more costly and not easy to conduct. In the recent years, telephone interview has been accepted as a most effective method of collecting information on national prevalence. This study aimed at understanding the prevalence of drug abuse in Ilan County and the adequacy of telephone interview in the collection of epidemiologic information on drug abuse.