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  1. Pregnancy and other risk behaviors among adolescent girls in Ohio.

    Article - En anglais


    The purpose of this study was to determine whether teenage girls who had been pregnant were more likely to engage in other risk or problem behaviors than girls who had had sexual intercourse without becoming pregnant.


    The 1993 Ohio Youth Risk Behavior Survey was administered to a random sample of 2461 high school students.

    A subset of 592 girls (mean age 16.1 ± 1.1 years, 69.2% Caucasian, 24.1% African-American, 2.4% Hispanic, 4.3% other) reported sexual activity (SA) on the anonymous survey.

    Demographic factors plus risk and problem behaviors were compared between 98 girls who had been pregnant and 494 girls who had never been pregnant using Chi-square analysis.

    Risk and problem behaviors were classified into four distinct groups : recent risk behaviors, age of onset of behavior, lifetime behavior, and general behavior.

    Variables which were univariately significant at p<0.15 were considered in one of four stepwise multiple logistic regression models based on behavior type, with demographic factors considered in all four models.

    The final logistic regression model was developed using variables which were significant at p<0.01.

    Variables which were significantly associated with pregnancy were summarized as odds ratios (OR) and 99% confidence intervals (CI) ; these ORs were adjusted for the effects of the other variables in the model.


    Pregnancy was more common in girls of color than in Caucasian girls (OR 99% and CI, 2.09,1.06-4. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Antécédent, Gestation, Evolution, Prise risque, Consommation, Boisson alcoolisée, Trouble comportement social, Adolescent, Homme, Femelle, Epidémiologie, Ohio, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Narcotique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Antecedent, Pregnancy, Evolution, Risk taking, Consumption, Alcoholic beverage, Social behavior disorder, Adolescent, Human, Female, Epidemiology, Ohio, United States, North America, America, Narcotic

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

    Cote : 98-0100492

    Code Inist : 002A26J04. Création : 22/06/1998.