This study was undertaken in order to elucidate the differences and similarities between male and female opium addicts in Hmong society. Remarkably, only two differences were found: sex ratio (more male addicts) and occupation (most women reported themselves as ‘housewives’). Comparison of twelve other demographic and clinical factors failed to show statistically significant differences. This study suggests that the many sex‐linked clinical differences observed in the United States and elsewhere (such as earlier onset in men and more rapid course among women) are related to sex‐linked sociocultural factors rather than biological differences.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||British Journal of Addiction to Alcohol & Other Drugs|
|State||Published - Feb 1978|