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More Students Embarrassed by Family Drug Addiction than by Schizophrenia

Creator: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Geography: North America, Canada, Ontario

Categories: Mental Health, Smoking/Drinking/Addictions

Tags: schizophrenia, students, youth

Date: 2007



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“The Ontario Student Drug Use Survey (OSDUS) is an Ontario-wide survey of elementary (grades 7 and 8) and secondary (grades 9-12) school students conducted every two years since 1977. The 2005 survey, which used a stratified (region) two-stage cluster design (school, class) included 7,726 students in grades 7 to 12 from 42 school boards, 137 schools, and 445 classes. Self-administered, anonymous questionnaires were distributed and collected by staff from the Institute for Social Research, York University on a classroom basis between January and June 2005. The student participation rate was 72%.”