Does Doing the Right Thing Pay? Comparing Youths Who Abstain from Risk Behaviors to Their Risk-taking Peers

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serval:BIB_92A7A06D0C2E
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Inproceedings: an article in a conference proceedings.
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Title
Does Doing the Right Thing Pay? Comparing Youths Who Abstain from Risk Behaviors to Their Risk-taking Peers
Title of the conference
Journal of Adolescent Health
Author(s)
Suris J.C., Akre Christina, Barrense-Dias Yara, Berchtold André
Organization
Annual meeting of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, 2016, Washington DC, USA
ISSN
1054-139X
Publication state
Published
Issued date
02/2016
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
58
Number
2
Series
Supl.
Pages
S111
Language
english
Abstract
Purpose: To assess whether young people not engaging in risk behaviors do better than their risk-taking peers.
Methods: Data were drawn from the GenerationFRee study, a cross-sectional in-school survey including 5179 youths aged 15-24. Six risk behaviors were studied: smoking, alcohol misuse, cannabis use, use of other illegal drugs, violent behavior and antisocial behavior. A score obtained after adding the behaviors permitted to divide the subjects into Abstainers (score=0; N=1920) and Risk-takers (score>0; N=3259). Groups were compared on personal, familial, academic characteristics. All variables significant at the bivariate level were included in a logistic regression using Risk-takers as the reference category. Results are given as adjusted Odds Ratios (aOR) with 95% confidence interval.
Keywords
Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health, Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Psychiatry and Mental health
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