Substance use among music festival attendees i Norway
This was a cross-sectional study from six music festivals in Norway, July-August 2016.
This was a cross-sectional study from six music festivals in Norway, July-August 2016. The festivals were geographically spread, and historically highly ranked in terms of attendance. Total attendance ranged from 8 000 to 17 000 visitors per festival. The music genres ranged from pop, pop/rock, rock, an alternative to electronic and combinations of these genres. Our research teams comprised between 11 and 17 researchers and research assistants. To obtain adequate statistical power, the recruitment aim was approximately 200 participants at each festival.
Overall, 1,837 festival attendees were invited to participate and 501 (27%) declined. Ten responses were deleted (participants < 16 years) and 17 sets were incomplete (15 oral fluids samples without corresponding questionnaires and two questionnaires without corresponding oral fluid samples). In total, 1,309 questionnaires and oral fluid samples were analyzed
Linn Gjersing, Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Anne Line Bretteville-Jensen, Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Hallvard Gjerde, Avdeling for rettsmedisinske fag, Oslo University Hospital
Ellen Johanna Amundsen, Norwegian Institute of Public Health
Regional committees for medical and health research ethics
Project owner/ Project manager
Norwegian Institute of Public Health