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Concurrent alcohol and tobacco use among school-going adolescents in Namibia: prevalence and risk factors

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dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-24 en
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-19T13:22:48Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-19T13:22:48Z
dc.date.issued 2018-05-24 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/12251
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence and risk factors for concurrent alcohol and tobacco use among school-going adolescents in Namibia . Data were from a sample of 4 531 Namibian middle school children (females = 53 .1%; mean age = 15 .8 years, SD = 1 .8 years) . They completed the Namibia Global School-based Student Health Survey (GSHS) in 2013 . Overall, 74 .4% of alcohol users in the past month were frequent tobacco users; whereas 40 .5% of tobacco users in the past month were frequent alcohol users . Compared to students who were neither alcohol nor tobacco users (63 .1%), concurrent alcohol and tobacco users were more likely to self-report with a lack of parent support, to have used illicit drugs, to have engaged in school truancy, to be sedentary in behaviour, to have engaged in a physical fight, and to have had two or more sexual partners . Substance use prevention and treatment programmes with adolescents should routinely address their risk for comorbid tobacco and alcohol use . en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject NAMIBIA en
dc.subject RISK BEHAVIOUR en
dc.subject TOBACCO USE en
dc.subject ADOLESCENT BOYS en
dc.subject ADOLESCENTS en
dc.title Concurrent alcohol and tobacco use among school-going adolescents in Namibia: prevalence and risk factors en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 28(2) en
dc.BudgetYear 2018/19 en
dc.ResearchGroup HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB en
dc.SourceTitle Journal of Psychology in Africa en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10387 en
dc.PageNumber 141-146 en
dc.outputnumber 9350 en
dc.bibliographictitle Peltzer, K. & Pengpid, S. (2018) Concurrent alcohol and tobacco use among school-going adolescents in Namibia: prevalence and risk factors. <i>Journal of Psychology in Africa</i>. 28(2):141-146. en
dc.publicationyear 2018 en
dc.contributor.author1 Peltzer, K. en
dc.contributor.author2 Pengpid, S. en


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