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Overdose mortality rates in Croatia and factors associated with self-reported drug overdose among persons who inject drugs in three Croatian cities


Handanagić, Senad; Božičević, Ivana; Sekerija, Mario; Rutherford, George, W; Begovac, Josip
Overdose mortality rates in Croatia and factors associated with self-reported drug overdose among persons who inject drugs in three Croatian cities // International journal of drug policy, 64 (2019), 95-102 doi:10.1016/j.drugpo.2018.11.017 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Overdose mortality rates in Croatia and factors associated with self-reported drug overdose among persons who inject drugs in three Croatian cities

Autori
Handanagić, Senad ; Božičević, Ivana ; Sekerija, Mario ; Rutherford, George, W ; Begovac, Josip

Izvornik
International journal of drug policy (0955-3959) 64 (2019); 95-102

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Croatia ; Injecting drug use ; Opioid agonist treatment ; Overdose ; Overdose-related mortality ; Risk behaviours

Sažetak
BACKGROUND: Drug overdose is the major cause of morbidity and mortality among persons who inject drugs (PWID). We assessed factors associated with the non-fatal drug overdose among PWID in three Croatian cities and national trends of overdose-related mortality (OM), and rates of uptake of opioid agonist drug treatment (OAT). METHODS: We used a respondent-driven sampling method to recruit 830 PWID in Zagreb, Split and Rijeka in 2014/2015. Participants completed behavioural questionnaires that included questions about overdose history, and we used Poisson regression to assess factors associated with self-reported overdose. We used joinpoint regression to calculate national trends of OM from 2001 to 2015 and rates of uptake of drug treatment from 2005 to 2015. RESULTS: Lifetime prevalence of self-reported drug overdose in our RDS sample was 45.2%, while 4.1% of PWID reported overdose in the past 12 months ; PWID who injected more than one type of drug in the past 12 months (adjusted prevalence ratio [aPR] = 4.56, 95% confidence intervals [CI] = 1.35-15.38) compared to injecting only heroin, and those enrolled in OAT (aPR = 1.94, 95% CI = 1.01-3.74) were more likely to report overdose in the past 12 months. We observed an increase in annual percent change (APC) of the national OM rates from 2001 to 2007 (APC = 22.5%, 95% CI = 16.3-29.0) and a decline from 2007 to 2015 (APC = -8.0%, 95% CI = -5.3- -10.5). The national rates of drug treatment enrollment increased from 2005 to 2010 (APC = 12.0%, 95% CI = 10.3-13.8), mostly due to increase in provision of buprenorphine from 2005 to 2008 (APC = 130.4%, 95% CI = 102.1-162.7). CONCLUSION: Injecting more than one type of drugs and enrollment in OAT while still injecting drugs was positively associated with non-fatal overdose in our sample. To further reduce OM in Croatia we suggest improvements in coverage and delivery of OAT and establishment of provision of naloxone for PWID.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski



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Projekt / tema
108-1080116-0098 - Epidemiološka i klinička obilježja zaraze HIV-om u Hrvatskoj (Josip Begovac, )

Ustanove
Medicinski fakultet, Zagreb

Profili:

Avatar Url Josip Begovac (autor)

Avatar Url Ivana Božičević (autor)

Avatar Url Mario Šekerija (autor)

Citiraj ovu publikaciju

Handanagić, Senad; Božičević, Ivana; Sekerija, Mario; Rutherford, George, W; Begovac, Josip
Overdose mortality rates in Croatia and factors associated with self-reported drug overdose among persons who inject drugs in three Croatian cities // International journal of drug policy, 64 (2019), 95-102 doi:10.1016/j.drugpo.2018.11.017 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)
Handanagić, S., Božičević, I., Sekerija, M., Rutherford, George, W & Begovac, J. (2019) Overdose mortality rates in Croatia and factors associated with self-reported drug overdose among persons who inject drugs in three Croatian cities. International journal of drug policy, 64, 95-102 doi:10.1016/j.drugpo.2018.11.017.
@article{article, year = {2019}, pages = {95-102}, DOI = {10.1016/j.drugpo.2018.11.017}, keywords = {Croatia, Injecting drug use, Opioid agonist treatment, Overdose, Overdose-related mortality, Risk behaviours}, journal = {International journal of drug policy}, doi = {10.1016/j.drugpo.2018.11.017}, volume = {64}, issn = {0955-3959}, title = {Overdose mortality rates in Croatia and factors associated with self-reported drug overdose among persons who inject drugs in three Croatian cities}, keyword = {Croatia, Injecting drug use, Opioid agonist treatment, Overdose, Overdose-related mortality, Risk behaviours} }

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    • Social Science Citation Index (SSCI)
    • SCI-EXP, SSCI i/ili A&HCI
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