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Multiple-risk behaviour in adolescents and young adults
Department of Psychology, University of Victoria, British Columbia.
Department of Psychology, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6879-3022
1998 (English)In: Health Reports, ISSN 0840-6529, Vol. 10, no 2, 9-20 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

OBJECTIVES: This article examines the prevalence of four risk behaviours among teenagers and young adults: smoking, binge drinking, sex with multiple partners, and sex without a condom.

DATA SOURCE: The data are from a Health Canada-sponsored supplement to the 1994/95 National Population Health Survey. The analysis is based on 905 respondents aged 15 to 19 and 1,055 respondents aged 20 to 24.

ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES: Prevalence estimates of the four risk behaviours were calculated for males and females in each age group. An index of multiple-risk behaviour was derived by summing the four risk behaviours. Hierarchical multiple regression was used to examine how sets of variables are related to multiple-risk behaviour.

MAIN RESULTS: Multiple-risk behaviour was higher among young people who had never married, who were not students, and who did not live with a parent. Feeling distressed was positively linked with multiple-risk behaviour, while regular attendance at religious services was negatively linked with such conduct.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1998. Vol. 10, no 2, 9-20 p.
Keyword [en]
risk behaviour, adolescence, smoking, drinking behaviour, sexual partners, condoms
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Psychology
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-45744PubMedID: 9842487Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-0032153327OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-45744DiVA: diva2:856867
Available from: 2015-09-25 Created: 2015-09-08 Last updated: 2015-10-01Bibliographically approved

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