Race/ethnicity and gender differences in drug use and abuse among college students
McCabe, Sean Esteban
Cranford, James A.
McPherson, Melnee D.
Boyd, Carol J.
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Citation (published version)Sean Esteban McCabe, Michele Morales, James A. Cranford, Jorge Delva, Melnee D. McPherson, Carol J. Boyd. 2007. "Race/Ethnicity and Gender Differences in Drug Use and Abuse Among College Students." Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, v. 6, Issue 2, pp. 75 - 95. https://doi.org/10.1300/J233v06n02_06
This study examines race/ethnicity and gender differences in drug use and abuse for substances other than alcohol among undergraduate college students. A probability-based sample of 4,580 undergraduate students at a Midwestern research university completed a cross-sectional Web-based questionnaire that included demographic information and several substance use measures. Male students were generally more likely to report drug use and abuse than female students. Hispanic and White students were more likely to report drug use and abuse than Asian and African American students prior to coming to college and during college. The findings of the present study reveal several important racial/ethnic differences in drug use and abuse that need to be considered when developing collegiate drug prevention and intervention efforts.