Tracking internet interest in anabolic-androgenic steroids using Google Trends

Tracking internet interest in anabolic-androgenic steroids using Google Trends / JosephTay Wee Teck, Mark McCann. - (International Journal of Drug Policy 51 (2018) January ; p. 52-55).
- PMID: 29197722.
- PMCID: PMC5788329.
- DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2017.11.001
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The study lists the individual Anabolic-androgenic steroid (AAS) ranked in order of popularity based on RSV and the results of statistical testing. The individual decomposition graphs for each AAS is available in the Supplementary material. Fig. 1 reproduces the GT output for the 5 more popular AAS with the output for the less popular AAS in the Supplementary material. A seasonal component for each AAS was identified with peaks occurring in April to July and troughs from September to December. This seasonality was statistically significant for all the AAS except Testosterone enanthate when tested with the Wilcoxon signed-rank test.

Statistically significant trends were identified in all the AAS except Boldenone. Anavar, Trenbolone, and Masteron had statistically
significant upward trends. Stanazolol, Dianabol, Sustanon, Nandralone, Metenolone and Testosterone enanthate had statistically
significant downward trends.

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