Metro status and African-American adolescents' risk for substance use

Steven M. Kogan, Cady Berkel, Yi Fu Chen, Gene H. Brody, Velma Mc Bride Murry

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The relative prevalence of substance use among African-American high school students living in rural, urban, and suburban areas was examined. Students in rural areas reported equivalent or higher rates of substance use than did students in urban or suburban areas. Attention to substance use prevention among rural African-American students is warranted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)454-457
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Adolescent Health
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • African-American
  • Rural
  • Substance use
  • Suburban
  • Urban

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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