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Table 3 AQ results for prevalence rates of the use of prescription drugs + illicit drugs for CE

From: Use of illicit and prescription drugs for cognitive or mood enhancement among surgeons

Prescription drugs + illicit drugs N % Age (mean ± SD) of first use
Last Week 8 0.84 25.00 ± 1.41
Last Month 13 1.36 24.40 ± 1.44
Last Year 29 3.03 24.47 ± 8.04
Lifetime 85 8.88 23.99 ± 6.21
  1. Illicit drugs: Ecstasy, ephedrin, cocaine, illicit AMPH. AMPH, amphetamines; CE, cognitive enhancement; AQ, anonymous questionnaire; N, number.