Thompson, S. A.; Paul, Tomlin J.; Holder-Nevins, Desmalee
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Community Health and Psychiatry
Ganja use among teenagers 12 to 17 years old in St. Thomas, Jamaica [Abstract]
West Indian Medical Journal
Date of Publication
Objective: To determine the effects that perceived benefits and disadvantages along with subjective influences have on the prevalence of ganja use among teenages 12 to 17 years old in Dt. Thomas, Jamaica. Method: A total of 210 students were randomly selected from three randomly chosen high schools in the Parish of St. Thomas. The ministry of Health/ National Council on Drug Abuse School Survey Questionnaire, revised to cover the study objectives, was self-administered to these students March 2004. Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) version 11.0 was used for data analysis. Using a structured guide, 18 students also participated in 2 focus group discussions on Ganja use.....