Results: In 1713 dating girls and 1664 dating boys, the prevalence of PV was 2.9% (CI95%:2.0-3.9) and 4.0% (CI95%:2.9-5.0) (p>0.05), SV 5.3% (CI95%:4.1-6.5) and 2.4% (CI95%:1.6-3.2) (p<0.001) and PSV 7.1% (CI95%:5.6-8.6) and 5.1% (CI95%:4.0-6.3) (p
Conclusion: VFS was higher in girls and was associated to others health risk factors with similar characteristics according to sex.
Methods: Data were drawn from the Non-communicable Disease Risk-Factor Surveillance System in young people (Spanish acronym, SIVFRENT-J), on a representative sample of students of the fourth-year of secondary education (15 to 16 years) in Madrid Region. The students were asked whether they had ever suffered any physical violence (PV) and/or sexual violence (SV) dating episodes. Prevalence with 95% confidence intervals (CI95%) of the occurrence of such episodes were estimated; generalized linear models with binomial family and logarithmic link were used to estimate the association between physical and/or sexual violence (PSV) and health risk behavior through prevalence ratios (PR, CI95%).
Background: Dating violence in young adults is an important public health issue because of its magnitude and impact on health. The goal of this study is to determine the prevalence 12 months before the survey by sex and its association with socio-demographic and health risk behavior.
|Translated title of the contribution||Young people dating violence surveillance in Madrid, Spain|
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Revista Espanola de Salud Publica|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 1 2014|
- Behavioral risk factor surveillance system
- Eating behavior
- Epidemiological surveillance
- Illicit drugs
- Sexual behavior
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health