The association of weapon carrying and fighting on school property and other health risk and problem behaviors among high school students.
To examine the association between weapon carrying on school property and engaging in health risk and problem behaviors such as fighting and substance use on school property, fear of attending school, and victimization at school.
A complex 2-stage probability survey (Massachusetts Youth Risk Behavior Survey).
High schools in Massachusetts.
Three thousand fifty-four high school students.
Main Outcome Measure
Number of days a weapon was carried on school property during the 30 days prior to the survey.
The prevalence of self-reported weapon carrying on school property was 15% among male students and 5% among female students (P<. 001).
Weapon carrying on school property was significantly (P<. 001) associated with frequency of physical fights on school property (r=0.26), being a victim of threat or injury with a weapon on school property (r=0.27), beinga victim of stolen or damaged goods on school property (r=0.14), not attending school owing to fear (r=0.15), and substance use while at school, including smoking cigarettes (r=0.20), using chewing tobacco (r=0.18), smoking marijuana (r=0.24), and using alcohol (r=0.29).
The association between weapon carrying and alcohol use in school was higher among students who were afraid to come to school (r=0.49) than among students who were not afraid (r=0.28).
Students who had engaged in same-sex sexual activity (P<. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Adolescent, Homme, Milieu scolaire, Lycée, Arme à feu, Violence, Absentéisme, Peur, Alcoolisme, Toxicomanie, Tabagisme, Prise risque, Association, Prévalence, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Port arme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Adolescent, Human, School environment, Grammar school, Fire arm, Violence, Absenteeism, Fear, Alcoholism, Drug addiction, Tobacco smoking, Risk taking, Association, Prevalence, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0288747
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 15/07/1997.