Cannabis Use in France: An Age-Period-Cohort Analysis, 1992 to 2010

Céline Goffette, Institut National d'Études Démographiques (INED)
Stéphane Legleye, Institut National d'Études Démographiques (INED)
Myriam Khlat, Institut National d'Études Démographiques (INED)
Florence Jusot, Université Paris-Dauphine

Cannabis is the illicit drug most widely available in Europe. In most European countries, cannabis use increased during the 1990s and early 2000s. France belongs to the highest-prevalence countries, with a lifetime prevalence of 30.6 % and a last year prevalence of 8.6 %. Trends of consumption across the life course and over time are well known, but to date no study aimed at analyzing cohort effects. This project uses a series of surveys which provides a unique opportunity to analyze lifetime and last year cannabis use across the life course and over time, for various cohorts. First, descriptive statistics are derived from pseudo-cohort analysis. Then cross-classified random effects models are applied to disentangle age, period and cohort effects.

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Presented in Session 87: Age, Period, Cohort Trends in Health and Mortality