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  1. Risk-taking behaviour of Cape Peninsula high-school students. Part X. Multivariate relationships among behaviours.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective

    To investigate the relationship between adolescent risk behaviours, taking into account their influence upon one another.

    Design

    Cross-sectional survey utilising a self-completed questionnaire ; stepwise logistic regression analyses were carried out, stratified for gender.

    Setting

    High schools in the Cape Peninsula, South Africa.

    Subjects

    7 340 students from 16 schools in the three major education departments.

    Outcome measures

    The outcome variables for each regression model were : cigarette smoking, cannabis smoking, alcohol bingeing, sexual intercourse, knife-carrying at school, walking home at night from beyond the neighbourhood, attempting suicide, and failure to use a seat belt.

    For each model, 26 risk behaviours served as independent variables.

    Results

    For each model, between 3 and 9 variables qualified for inclusion for each gender.

    There was a substantial association between many forms of substance abuse.

    In the previous 12 months, suicidal thoughts or statements of suicidal intent were predictors of a suicide attempt.

    Several variables involving injury were predictors of exposure to danger in getting home at night, and this was a predictor of substance abuse.

    Cannabis smoking, alcohol bingeing and exposure to danger in getting home at night were predictors of and were predicted by having had sexual intercourse.

    Conclusion

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    Mots-clés Pascal : Prise risque, République Sud Africaine, Afrique, Comportement, Vie quotidienne, Adolescent, Homme, Analyse multivariable, Corrélation, Relation interindividuelle

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Risk taking, South Africa, Africa, Behavior, Daily living, Adolescent, Human, Multivariate analysis, Correlation, Interindividual relation

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0493325

    Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 10/04/1997.