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Using the youth risk behavior survey to estimate prevalence of sexual abuse among Oregon high school students.
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PMID:  7707717     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To estimate the extent of childhood sexual abuse, questions were added to the 1993 Oregon Youth Risk Behavior Survey of students in grades 9-12. Twenty-five high schools throughout Oregon participated in the survey. Among the 2,332 students who answered sexual abuse questions, 20.9% had ever been sexually abused; females (33.1%) were much more likely to have ever been abused than were males (8.1%). Females (10.3%) also were more likely than males (3.4%) to have been sexually abused within the past year. High school students sexually abused in the past year engaged in many high risk health behaviors such as weapon carrying, substance abuse, seriously considering suicide in the past year, and sexual activity when compared with students who had never been sexually abused. Further educational efforts with teachers, health care providers, parents, and child care providers, as well as development and use of school curricula, are needed to reduce sexual abuse.
D E Nelson; G K Higginson; J A Grant-Worley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of school health     Volume:  64     ISSN:  0022-4391     ISO Abbreviation:  J Sch Health     Publication Date:  1994 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-05-08     Completed Date:  1995-05-08     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376370     Medline TA:  J Sch Health     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  413-6     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341-3724.
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MeSH Terms
Adolescent Behavior / psychology*
Chi-Square Distribution
Child Abuse, Sexual / prevention & control,  psychology,  statistics & numerical data*
Oregon / epidemiology
School Health Services
Sex Factors

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