Use of health care services by women who use crack cocaine

Lisa R. Metsch, H. Virginia McCoy, Clyde B McCoy, Christine C. Miles, Brian Edlin, Margaret Pereyra

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Abstract

Chronic drug users demonstrate a need for access to health care due to both acute health problems related directly to substance use and to other existing medical problems. This study attempts to examine how women differ from men in their utilization of health services. Also, it analyzes how crack use affects men and women differentially. The study population is a community-based sample of 624, comprised equally of men and women, as well as crack users and non-users of crack. Results indicate that women utilized health care more than men; however, crack use among women appears to be an inhibitory factor in the utilization of health services by women.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-51
Number of pages17
JournalWomen and Health
Volume30
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 28 2000

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Keywords

  • Chronic drug use
  • Crack cocaine
  • Health care utilization
  • Health services
  • Women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Gender Studies

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Metsch, L. R., Virginia McCoy, H., McCoy, C. B., Miles, C. C., Edlin, B., & Pereyra, M. (2000). Use of health care services by women who use crack cocaine. Women and Health, 30(1), 35-51.

Use of health care services by women who use crack cocaine. / Metsch, Lisa R.; Virginia McCoy, H.; McCoy, Clyde B; Miles, Christine C.; Edlin, Brian; Pereyra, Margaret.

In: Women and Health, Vol. 30, No. 1, 28.12.2000, p. 35-51.

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Metsch, LR, Virginia McCoy, H, McCoy, CB, Miles, CC, Edlin, B & Pereyra, M 2000, 'Use of health care services by women who use crack cocaine', Women and Health, vol. 30, no. 1, pp. 35-51.
Metsch LR, Virginia McCoy H, McCoy CB, Miles CC, Edlin B, Pereyra M. Use of health care services by women who use crack cocaine. Women and Health. 2000 Dec 28;30(1):35-51.
Metsch, Lisa R. ; Virginia McCoy, H. ; McCoy, Clyde B ; Miles, Christine C. ; Edlin, Brian ; Pereyra, Margaret. / Use of health care services by women who use crack cocaine. In: Women and Health. 2000 ; Vol. 30, No. 1. pp. 35-51.
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