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Health problem multiple behaviors in Iranian adolescents: a cross-sectional study

(2019) Health problem multiple behaviors in Iranian adolescents: a cross-sectional study. International Journal of Adolescence and Youth.

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Official URL: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/026738...

Abstract

The present cross-sectional research was conducted on 245 adolescents selected through a multi-stratified sampling method. The data collection instrument was the risky behavior scale (YRBSS). The collected data were statistically analyzed via SPSS ver19. Such indices as mean, standard deviation, min and max scores were used as descriptive statistics. The present findings showed that 17 subjects (6.9%) had carried cold weapons with them at least once before; 22 subjects (15.17%) had experienced drug consumption (opium and hash) at least; 52 subjects (21.3%) consumed alcohol; 45 (out of 108) (41.66%) had sexual affairs with the opposite sex and 108 (44.1%) experienced smoking. Certain measures can be taken to prevent and reduce the rate of risky behaviors: closer and stronger family ties between parents and teenagers, emphasis on positive examples set by peers, establishment of moral values, provision of sport facilities and public welfare, special attention to the key role of schools.

Persian Abstract

Department of Public Health, Faculty of Public Health, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran View further author information , , & A ORCID Icon Received 28 Jun 2018, Accepted 16 Aug 2018, Published online: 30 Sep 2018

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Risk behaviors, adolescents, smoking, Iran
Subjects: WA Public Health > WA 300-395 Health Issues of Special Population Groups
Depositing User: هدی فهیم پور
URI: http://eprints.hums.ac.ir/id/eprint/6153

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