Prevalence and Correlates of Perpetration of Violence Among Young People : A Population-Based Survey From Goa, India.


Nadkarni, A; Dean, K; Weiss, HA; Patel, V; (2011) Prevalence and Correlates of Perpetration of Violence Among Young People : A Population-Based Survey From Goa, India. Asia-Pacific journal of public health / Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health. ISSN 1010-5395 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1010539511418818

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Abstract

: The aim of this study was to describe the prevalence and factors associated with perpetration of violence in young people in India. It was a cross-sectional survey of 3663 individuals (16-24 years old). Data on sociodemographics, sexual/physical violence, common mental disorders, and substance abuse were collected by face-to-face structured interviews. Logistic regression was used to estimate odds ratios for association of violence with various factors. Prevalence of physical violence in the past year was 10.2%. In both genders, younger age, urbanicity, being a victim of sexual abuse, common mental disorders, and tobacco use were associated with increased risk of physical violence. Being a victim of forced sexual intercourse and alcohol use was associated with violence in males; and not living with parents was associated with violence in females. Future research should be designed to tease out the pathways that underlie the associations, identified in the study, to derive potential preventive strategies.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Population Health (2012- ) > Dept of Nutrition and Public Health Interventions Research (2003-2012)
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Population Health (2012- )
Research Centre: Centre for Global Mental Health
Tropical Epidemiology Group
Centre for Global Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)
PubMed ID: 21852419
Web of Science ID: 352586200233
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/20664

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