Alcohol Consumption and Violence among Argentine Adolescents
This study investigated the association between alcohol and violence among Argentine youth.
Data from the 2007 Argentina Global School-based Student Health Survey (GSHS), a nationally representative survey of middle school students, were examined using age-adjusted logistic regression models.
Of the 1,328 participating students aged 13 to 15 years old, 51.9% reported drinking alcohol in the previous month, with higher rates among males (p = 0.04) and older students (p < 0.01). Both male and female drinkers were nearly twice as likely as non-drinkers to report being physically attacked, being in a physical fight, and having thoughts about self-directed violence. Among drinkers, those who reported poor mental health, were victims of bullying, used tobacco or drugs, or skipped school without per- mission were approximately twice as likely as other drinkers to have engaged in violent activities.
Public health interventions targeting violence among young adolescents should be developed in combination with alcohol education programs.
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Pierobon M, Barak M, Hazrati S, Jacobsen KH. Consumo de álcool e violência entre adolescentes argentinos = Alcohol consumption and violence among Argentine adolescents. Jornal de Pediatria. 2013 Jan–Feb; 89(1): 100–107.