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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14(3), 241; doi:10.3390/ijerph14030241

Analysis of Behavioural Characteristics Related to Unintentional Injury in Southeast Chinese Adolescents: Evidence from a School-Based Survey

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Department of Chronic Diseases and Community Health, Fenghua District Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Ningbo 315010, Zhejiang Province, China
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Department of Chronic Disease Prevention, Ningbo Municipal Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Ningbo 315010, Zhejiang Province, China
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Department of Science Research and Information Management, Zhejiang Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Hangzhou 310051, Zhejiang Province, China
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Academic Editor: David Schwebel
Received: 21 December 2016 / Revised: 24 February 2017 / Accepted: 26 February 2017 / Published: 1 March 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Global Health)
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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to explore the epidemiological features of common unintentional injury-related behaviours and to identify possible factors that lead to these unsafe behaviours among adolescents. A representative sample of 10,806 students was recruited from 77 schools by using the two-stage stratified random sampling method. All participants took a self-administered questionnaires and data were analysed to estimate the prevalence of unintentional injury-related behaviours and to identify the influential factors for these behaviours. The prevalence of unsafe swimming, jaywalking, illegal bicycling and not wearing a seat belt was 6.35%, 33.08%, 18.10% and 15.73%, respectively. The proportion of students who had two, three or four unintentional injury-related behaviours was 14.59%, 4.27% and 0.57%, respectively. Multiple regression analysis showed that male adolescents, living in an urban area and attending a vocational-technical school might contribute to the occurrence of four unintentional injury-related behaviours. In addition, the marital status of parents and father with a college degree or above were negatively associated with the adolescent’s behaviour of not wearing a seat belt. Considering diverse epidemiological characteristics of unintentional injury-related behaviours among adolescents, targeted interventions such as enhancing self-protection capabilities and strengthening safety consciousness by family, school and related departments should be implemented to lower the occurrence of unintentional injury-related behaviours. View Full-Text
Keywords: unintentional injury; influence factors; students; logistic regression analysis unintentional injury; influence factors; students; logistic regression analysis
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Feng, W.; Gong, Q.; Liu, K.; Li, H. Analysis of Behavioural Characteristics Related to Unintentional Injury in Southeast Chinese Adolescents: Evidence from a School-Based Survey. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14, 241.

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