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Injury-related behaviour among South African high-school students at six sites

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dc.date.accessioned 2006-10-23 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-20T07:48:12Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-20T07:48:12Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/6446
dc.description.abstract The objective of this paper is to document and compare prevalence rates of adolescent injury-related risk behaviours at six sites in South Africa. The identical self-administered instrument was used at all sites. Prevalence rates (with 95% confidence intervals) were calculated taking the multistage cluster sampling strategy into account. In Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Mankweng participants were drawn from either grades 8 or 9, and grade 11, while in Queenstown and Umtata they were drawn from grade 11 only. We selected 39 schools in Cape Town and Durban, 33 in Port Elizabeth and 20 in each of the rural areas. Road-related risk behaviour, violence, and suicide attempts. Across the sites there were high rates of risk behaviour in all domains. For example, in the 12 months preceding the survey an estimated 52.8% of grade 11 males in Cape Town had travelled in the front seat of a motor vehicle without a seatbelt, 33.0% of grade 8 males in Mankweng had bullied others, while 44.5% of the same group had been bullied, and 18.6% of females in Port Elizabeth had attempted suicide. Rates were lower in rural areas for behaviour involving motor vehicles, but there were no consistent urban-rural findings for violence-related behaviour. Females were at higher risk of suicidal behaviour and males were at higher risk of other injury-related behaviour. There is a need for effective interventions to reduce the extent of injury-related risk behaviour in adolescents in urban and rural settings. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject ADOLESCENTS en
dc.subject YOUTH en
dc.subject INJURY SURVEILLANCE en
dc.title Injury-related behaviour among South African high-school students at six sites en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.Volume 96(9) en
dc.BudgetYear 2006/07 en
dc.ResearchGroup Child, Youth, Family and Social Development en
dc.SourceTitle South African Medical Journal en
dc.ArchiveNumber 4196 en
dc.PageNumber 825-830 en
dc.outputnumber 2743 en
dc.bibliographictitle Flisher, A.J., Ward, C.L., Liang, H., Onya, H., Mlisa, N., Terblanche, S., Bhana, A., Parry, C.D.H. & Lombard, C.J. (2006) Injury-related behaviour among South African high-school students at six sites. <i>South African Medical Journal</i>. 96(9):825-830. en
dc.publicationyear 2006 en
dc.contributor.author1 Flisher, A.J. en
dc.contributor.author2 Ward, C.L. en
dc.contributor.author3 Liang, H. en
dc.contributor.author4 Onya, H. en
dc.contributor.author5 Mlisa, N. en
dc.contributor.author6 Terblanche, S. en
dc.contributor.author7 Bhana, A. en
dc.contributor.author8 Parry, C.D.H. en
dc.contributor.author9 Lombard, C.J. en


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