Weapon carrying on school property among Middle school students.
Society for Adolescent Medicine Scientific Meeting. Atlanta, GA, USA, 1998/05/05.
To examine the association between carrying a weapon at school and the age of onset of substance use, other indicators of violence, and other health risk behaviors among middle school students.
In 1995, a modified version of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Youth Risk Behavior Survey was administered to 2227 students (49% were female) attending 53 (of 463) randomly selected middle schools in North Carolina.
Weapon carrying on school property during school hours was measured with 2 questions assessing carrying a gun and carrying other weapons such as knives or clubs.
The Youth Risk Behavior Survey also assessed other indicators of violence, drug use, suicide plans and attempts, and being threatened with a weapon at school.
Variables significantly (P<=. 001) associated with gun and other weapon carrying by X2 tests were analyzed with stepwise logistic regression using the likelihood ratio approach.
Odds ratios (ORs) were adjusted for all other variables in the model and 95% confidence intervals (Cls) were computed.
Our study showed that 3% of students had carried a gun and 14. 1% had carried a knife or club to school.
Gun carrying was associated with increased age (OR, 1.57 [95% CI, 1.15-2.14]) ; male sex (OR, 5.62 [95% CI, 2.42-13.03]) ; minority ethnicity (OR, 3.30 [95% CI, 1.55-5.05]) ; and earlier age of onset of cigarette (OR, 0.85 [95% Cl, 0.74-0.97]), alcohol (OR, 0.81 [95% CI, 0.71-0.94]), marijuana (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Arme, Association, Toxicomanie, Tentative suicide, Autolyse, Violence, Indicateur, Analyse statistique, Randomisation, Prévention, Ecole primaire, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Adolescent, Homme, Etudiant, Psychopathologie, Trouble comportement social
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Weapon, Association, Drug addiction, Suicide attempt, Autolysis, Violence, Indicator, Statistical analysis, Randomization, Prevention, Primary school, United States, North America, America, Adolescent, Human, Student, Psychopathology, Social behavior disorder
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Code Inist : 002B18C04. Création : 31/05/1999.