Migration intentions and illicit substance use among youth in central Mexico

Flavio Francisco Marsiglia, Stephen Kulis, Steven Hoffman, Carlos Orestes Caldern-Tena, David Becerra, Diana Alvarez

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Abstract

This study explored intentions to emigrate and substance use among youth (ages 1424) from a central Mexico state with high emigration rates. Questionnaires were completed in 2007 by 702 students attending a probability sample of alternative secondary schools serving remote or poor communities. Linear and logistic regression analyses indicated that stronger intentions to emigrate predicted greater access to drugs, drug offers, and use of illicit drugs (marijuana, cocaine, inhalants), but not alcohol or cigarettes. Results are related to the healthy migrant theory and its applicability to youth with limited educational opportunities. The study's limitations are noted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1619-1627
Number of pages9
JournalSubstance Use and Misuse
Volume46
Issue number13
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 30 2011

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Sampling Studies
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Street Drugs
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Tobacco Products
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Linear Models
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Regression Analysis
Alcohols
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Keywords

  • Alcohol adolescents
  • Drugs
  • Mexico
  • Migration

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health(social science)
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Medicine(all)

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Migration intentions and illicit substance use among youth in central Mexico. / Marsiglia, Flavio Francisco; Kulis, Stephen; Hoffman, Steven; Caldern-Tena, Carlos Orestes; Becerra, David; Alvarez, Diana.

In: Substance Use and Misuse, Vol. 46, No. 13, 30.09.2011, p. 1619-1627.

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Marsiglia, Flavio Francisco ; Kulis, Stephen ; Hoffman, Steven ; Caldern-Tena, Carlos Orestes ; Becerra, David ; Alvarez, Diana. / Migration intentions and illicit substance use among youth in central Mexico. In: Substance Use and Misuse. 2011 ; Vol. 46, No. 13. pp. 1619-1627.
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