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Health-Risk Behaviours and Injuries among Youth and Young Adults in Chiang Mai, Thailand: A Population-Based Survey

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School of Medicine, Walailak University, Nakhon Si Thammarat 80161, Thailand
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Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
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Research Institute for Health Sciences, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai 50200, Thailand
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(10), 3696; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17103696
Received: 17 April 2020 / Revised: 21 May 2020 / Accepted: 21 May 2020 / Published: 24 May 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Injury Epidemiology and Public Health)
This study aimed to identify the prevalence of health-risk behaviours (alcohol use, tobacco smoking and gambling) and the associations between health-risk behaviours and injuries among youth (15–24 years) and young adults (25–39 years). A multi-stage cluster sampling survey was conducted in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The associations between health-risk behaviours and injuries were analysed using logistic regression and adjusted for potential confounders. Sample weights were applied in all analyses. Six-hundred-and-thirty participants were included. Fifty-three percent of males and 12.3% of females drank in the past three months. Smoking in the past three months was higher among males (38.5%) than females (0.7%). About a quarter of men and a fifth of the women had gambled in the past year. A total of 6.4% of males and 4.8% of females sought medical attention in the past year due to injuries. Compared to those without any of the three health-risk behaviours, the odds ratio for injuries requiring medical attention was 3.81 (95% CI: 1.33 to 10.90, p = 0.013) for those with two health-risk behaviours and 13.8 (95% CI: 4.24 to 45.10, p < 0.001) for those with all three health-risk behaviours. Injury prevention policies may need to incorporate interventions designed to assess multiple health-risk behaviours. View Full-Text
Keywords: alcohol; gambling; health-risk behaviours; injuries; smoking; young adults; youth alcohol; gambling; health-risk behaviours; injuries; smoking; young adults; youth
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Wattanapisit, A.; Jiraporncharoen, W.; Pinyopornpanish, K.; Jiraniramai, S.; Thaikla, K.; Angkurawaranon, C. Health-Risk Behaviours and Injuries among Youth and Young Adults in Chiang Mai, Thailand: A Population-Based Survey. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 3696. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17103696

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Wattanapisit A, Jiraporncharoen W, Pinyopornpanish K, Jiraniramai S, Thaikla K, Angkurawaranon C. Health-Risk Behaviours and Injuries among Youth and Young Adults in Chiang Mai, Thailand: A Population-Based Survey. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(10):3696. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17103696

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Wattanapisit, Apichai, Wichuda Jiraporncharoen, Kanokporn Pinyopornpanish, Surin Jiraniramai, Kanittha Thaikla, and Chaisiri Angkurawaranon. 2020. "Health-Risk Behaviours and Injuries among Youth and Young Adults in Chiang Mai, Thailand: A Population-Based Survey" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 10: 3696. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17103696

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