Physical Fighting and Associated Factors among Adolescents Aged 13-15 Years in Six Western Pacific Countries.

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Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Physical Fighting and Associated Factors among Adolescents Aged 13-15 Years in Six Western Pacific Countries.
Périodique
International journal of environmental research and public health
Auteur(s)
Yang L., Zhang Y., Xi B., Bovet P.
ISSN
1660-4601 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1660-4601
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
21/11/2017
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
14
Numéro
11
Pages
NA
Langue
anglais
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: epublish
Résumé
Youth violence is an important public health challenge around the world, yet the literature on this problem in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) has been limited. The present study aims to examine the prevalence of adolescent physical fighting (defined as having been involved in at least one physical fight during the past 12 months) in selected LMICs, and its relations with potential risk factors. We included 6377 school-going adolescents aged 13-15 years from six Western Pacific (WP) countries that had recently conducted a Global School-based Student Health Survey. Information was gathered through a self-administered anonymous closed-ended questionnaire. The prevalence of adolescent physical fighting varied across countries, ranging from 34.5% in Kiribati to 63.3% in Samoa. The prevalence was higher in boys than in girls, and lower at age 15 than 13-14 years. Physical fighting was significantly associated (pooled odds ratios (ORs), 95% confidence intervals (CIs)) with smoking (1.78, 1.53-2.06), drinking (1.57, 1.33-1.85), drug use (1.72, 1.33-2.23), and missing school (1.72, 1.51-1.95). The association with physical fighting increased with increasing number of joint adverse behaviors (increased from 1.99 (1.73-2.29) for one risk behavior to 4.95 (4.03-6.07) for at least 3 risk behaviors, versus having none of the 4 risk behaviors). The high prevalence of physical fighting and the associations with risk behaviors emphasize the need for comprehensive prevention programs to reduce youth violence and associated risk behaviors.
Mots-clé
Adolescent, Adolescent Behavior, Alcohol Drinking/epidemiology, Female, Health Surveys, Humans, Male, Odds Ratio, Pacific Islands/epidemiology, Prevalence, Risk Factors, Risk-Taking, School Health Services, Schools, Smoking/epidemiology, Students, Substance-Related Disorders/epidemiology, Surveys and Questionnaires, Violence/statistics & numerical data, Western Pacific, adolescents, alcohol drinking, low- and middle-income countries, physical fighting, smoking, youth violence
Pubmed
Web of science
Open Access
Oui
Création de la notice
23/11/2017 19:48
Dernière modification de la notice
08/05/2019 17:36
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