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RODRIGUEZ T, Jorge et al. Risk Factors that Predict Legal Drug Consumption in School Children from 4th to 7th grade. Ter Psicol [online]. 2008, vol.26, n.2, pp.181-188. ISSN 0718-4808.

Drug consumption is a problem of global concern primarily in terms of prevention. The objective of this research was to identify the factors that predict initial legal drug consumption in school children from 4a1 to 7"1 grade. The peer methodology (Rodríguez & Hernández, 2005) was applíed to 234 partícípants from two counties in Santiago. The results showed that although drug consumption in the past month was in decline, school children are starting legal drug consumption earlier, which will increase its general use in the future. The main factors that predict the risk of legal drug consumption are not living with on of the parents and involvement in street fights. The feminine gender was the main protective factor for beginning drug consumption at this age.

Keywords : Drug consumption; risk; school population.

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