Disparities in Drug Use and Disorder: Comparison of Two American Indian Reservation Communities and a National Sample

Authors


Nighthorse Campbell Native Health Building, Mail Stop F800, P. O. Box 6508, Aurora, CO 80045-0508. E-mail: nancy.whitesell@uchsc.edu

Abstract

Population-based samples provided estimates of drug use and disorder in two American Indian populations. Comparison to a national sample revealed tribal-national, intertribal, and intratribal gender and age differences. Findings suggest that disparities in drug use and disorder are complex, characterized by important variations across diverse American Indian tribal cultures.

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