Comparison of health-risk behaviours among students in alternative high schools from New Zealand and the USA.

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dc.contributor.author Denny, SJ
dc.contributor.author Clark, TC
dc.contributor.author Watson, PD
dc.coverage.spatial Australia
dc.date.accessioned 2022-03-07T23:01:39Z
dc.date.available 2022-03-07T23:01:39Z
dc.date.issued 2003-1
dc.identifier.issn 1034-4810
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/2292/58508
dc.description.abstract OBJECTIVES:To describe the prevalence of health-risk behaviours of New Zealand alternative education students, and to compare these behaviours to similar students in the USA. METHODS:Thirty-six alternative education schools in the northern region of New Zealand were surveyed. A total of 269 students completed a youth health questionnaire using laptop computers. These data were compared to data from an equivalent population of alternative education students in the USA. RESULTS:Alternative education students from New Zealand and the USA engage in similar high levels of health-risk behaviours. Female students in New Zealand are at particularly high risk of poor health and social outcomes due to high levels of alcohol and marijuana use, driving under the influence of alcohol and high prevalence of risky sexual behaviours. Such health-risk behaviours place alternative education students at greater risk of some of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in both youth and adult populations. CONCLUSIONS:Findings from the present study support the need for specific health policies and programmes for alternative high school students. Providers of New Zealand alternative education should be aware that female students are at particularly high risk of many health-risk behaviours.
dc.format.medium Print
dc.language eng
dc.publisher Wiley
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of paediatrics and child health
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dc.subject Humans
dc.subject Substance-Related Disorders
dc.subject Weight Loss
dc.subject Exercise
dc.subject Prevalence
dc.subject Adolescent Behavior
dc.subject Suicide, Attempted
dc.subject Health Behavior
dc.subject Risk-Taking
dc.subject Sexual Behavior
dc.subject Violence
dc.subject Education, Special
dc.subject Schools
dc.subject Adolescent
dc.subject Adult
dc.subject United States
dc.subject New Zealand
dc.subject Female
dc.subject Male
dc.subject Surveys and Questionnaires
dc.subject Adolescent
dc.subject Adolescent Behavior
dc.subject Adult
dc.subject Education, Special
dc.subject Exercise
dc.subject Female
dc.subject Health Behavior
dc.subject Humans
dc.subject Male
dc.subject New Zealand
dc.subject Prevalence
dc.subject Risk-Taking
dc.subject Schools
dc.subject Sexual Behavior
dc.subject Substance-Related Disorders
dc.subject Suicide, Attempted
dc.subject Surveys and Questionnaires
dc.subject United States
dc.subject Violence
dc.subject Weight Loss
dc.subject Science & Technology
dc.subject Life Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subject Pediatrics
dc.subject adolescence
dc.subject adolescent behaviour
dc.subject risk taking
dc.subject student dropouts
dc.subject YOUTH
dc.subject SURVEILLANCE
dc.subject DROPOUT
dc.subject 1117 Public Health and Health Services
dc.subject 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
dc.subject Population & Society
dc.subject Public Health
dc.subject Pediatric
dc.subject Substance Abuse
dc.subject 2.3 Psychological, social and economic factors
dc.subject 1103 Clinical Sciences
dc.subject 1114 Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine
dc.subject 1117 Public Health and Health Services
dc.title Comparison of health-risk behaviours among students in alternative high schools from New Zealand and the USA.
dc.type Journal Article
dc.identifier.doi 10.1046/j.1440-1754.2003.00068.x
pubs.issue 1
pubs.begin-page 33
pubs.volume 39
dc.date.updated 2022-02-17T08:47:12Z
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.author-url https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12542810
pubs.end-page 39
pubs.publication-status Published
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RetrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Comparative Study
pubs.subtype Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
pubs.subtype Journal Article
pubs.elements-id 38304
dc.identifier.eissn 1440-1754
dc.identifier.pii 068


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