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Citation

Blum RW, Halcon L, Beuhring T, Pate E, Campell-Forrester S, Venema A. Am. J. Public Health 2003; 93(3): 456-460.

Affiliation

Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55455, USA. blumx001@umn.edu

Copyright

(Copyright © 2003, American Public Health Association)

DOI

unavailable

PMID

12604495

PMCID

PMC1447763

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: This study sought to identify, among youths, factors associated with characteristics such as poor health status, substance use, and suicide risk and to explore the extent to which the risk and protective factors identified cut across health-compromising behaviors. METHODS: A survey was administered to representative samples of young people from 9 Caribbean countries. RESULTS: Physical/sexual abuse and having a friend or relative who had attempted suicide were associated with an increased prevalence of health-compromising behaviors. Connectedness with parents and school and attendance at religious services were associated with fewer health risk behaviors. CONCLUSIONS: When the identified risk and protective factors were compared with those seen among young people in the United States, similarities as well as important differences were found.

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