alexa Prevalence and risk factors of anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) abuse among adolescents and young adults in Poland.
Diabetes & Endocrinology

Diabetes & Endocrinology

Journal of Steroids & Hormonal Science

Author(s): Racho D, Pokrywka L, SucheckaRacho K

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Abstract OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) abuse among adolescent and young adults in Poland. METHOD: 3,687 men (48.2\%) and women (51.8\%), median age 23 (interquartile range 19-30 years) participated in a survey via a "pop-up window" which appeared on two popular Polish internet portals during one month. Questions concerning their body image, exercise behaviour, education level and use of anabolic-androgenic steroids were asked. RESULTS: The prevalence of anabolic-androgenic steroids use was 6.2\% among males and 2.9\% among females. Male AAS users, compared to non-users, were more often concerned about their physical appearance, were less educated and often engaged in some sport activity. Among female AAS users, no significant differences concerning self-body image satisfaction or participation in sports were found. However, compared to non-users, female AAS users were less educated. CONCLUSION: The abuse of AAS is a reality in Poland and may become a serious health concern among adolescents and young adults.
This article was published in Soz Praventivmed and referenced in Journal of Steroids & Hormonal Science

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