Journal article

Anabolic Steroid Misuse Among US Adolescent Boys: Disparities by Sexual Orientation and Race/Ethnicity

Aaron J Blashill, Jerel P Calzo, Scott Griffiths, Stuart B Murray

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH | AMER PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOC INC | Published : 2017

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To examine the prevalence of anabolic steroid misuse among US adolescent boys as a function of sexual orientation and race/ethnicity. METHODS: We analyzed boys from the 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (n = 6248; mean age = 16), a representative sample of US high school students. Lifetime prevalence of anabolic steroid misuse was dichotomized as never versus 1 or more times. RESULTS: Sexual minority boys reported elevated misuse compared with heterosexual boys, within each level of race/ethnicity. Black, Hispanic, and White sexual minority boys reported misuse at approximately 25%, 20%, and 9%, respectively. CONCLUSIONS: Sexual orientation health disparities in anabolic steroid mi..

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Awarded by National Institute of Mental Health


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Awarded by NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE


Funding Acknowledgements

Author time for A. J. Blashill was supported by the National Institute of Mental Health (grant K23MH096647). J. P. Calzo was supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (grant K01DA034753).