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Title: Health risk behavior among thai youth: National survey 2013
Authors: Tawima Sirirassamee
Buppha Sirirassamee
Srinakharinwirot University
Mahidol University
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2015
Citation: Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health. Vol.27, No.1 (2015), 76-84
Abstract: © 2014 APJPH. This study aims to establish the prevalence of risky health behaviors among Thai youth and to characterize the prevalence of these behaviors by gender, age group, educational status, and region. We analyzed data from a population-based, nationally representative, cross-sectional survey of 938 youth aged between 13 and 24 years, sampled from Bangkok and 4 regions of Thailand. The 2011 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System questionnaire was used to measure youth risk behaviors. This study finds that 15.9% of respondents had engaged in physical fights, and 8.1% had been cyber bullied. The prevalence of current cigarette smoking, alcohol, and marijuana use were 22.3%, 27.9%, and 2.3%, respectively. The prevalence of risky behaviors among Thai youth were found to be high, including behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence, unsafe sexual behaviors, and cigarette and alcohol consumption.
ISSN: 10105395
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2011-2015

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