Evid Based Nurs 2:53 doi:10.1136/ebn.2.2.53
  • Causation

Children of parents with substance abuse disorders had higher rates of conduct disorder and substance use

Rates of disorders, smoking, and drug use in children by parental history

Diagnosis Parents with substance abuse Parents with anxiety disorders Control parents p Value
*NS = not significant.
Anxiety disorders 10.4% 22.4% 10.5% NS*
Affective disorders 13.0% 12.1% 3.5% NS*
Conduct disorder 15.6% 5.2% 0% p<0.05
Smoking 24.7% 13.8% 1.8% p<0.001
Drug use 14.3% 8.6% 0% p<0.05

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