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GARCIA-BAQUERO, Mónica; TOBON-BORRERO, Luz  e  RAMIREZ-DUARTE, María. Psychoactive Substances University Students in Villavicencio 2009-2010. Rev Cuid [online]. 2011, vol.2, n.1, pp.161-167. ISSN 2216-0973.

Introduction: Alcohol consumption accompanied snuff is a phenomenon that is deeply ingrained in many societies and has become one of the greatest health risk factors. Objective: To identify the prevalence of psychoactive substances (alcohol and snuff) in children 14 to 20 years, first semester students of the universities that are in the city of Villavicencio. Materials and Methods: A descriptive, exploratory, cross-section. The population consists of 1878 students, that for the second half of 2009 completed the first semester of college education. Results: The prevalence of alcohol at some point in life in the university town of Villavicencio is located in the 95.6% (IC95: 93.9% -96.9%, SD: 0.21). With regard to the prevalence of Cigarette smoking sometime in life in the university town of Villavicencio is located in 47.4% (IC95: 43.9% -51%, SD: 0.49), 34.5% of this consumption was initiated between 14 and 18 years. Discussion and Conclusions: In general it is found that the prevalence of alcohol consumption in all cases are above the national figures, in contrast to the cigarette, which are below. Alcohol in the minors is a matter of great importance in the college population: One in four (one quarter) of respondents use alcohol and one in ten (1 / 10) smoke. Although alcohol and smoking are socially acceptable substances, found that the prevalence of alcohol consumption is higher.

Palavras-chave : Prevalence; Alcoholism; Smoking.

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