What are the demographic predilections in the prevalence of methamphetamine toxicity?

Updated: Aug 15, 2018
  • Author: John R Richards, MD, FAAEM; Chief Editor: Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor, III, MD  more...
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Demographic variations include the following [6, 7] :

  • In North America, methamphetamine use is predominantly by whites
  • Males are more likely to abuse methamphetamine than females
  • Peak methamphetamine use is observed in the 20- to 40-year-old range

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