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HEALTH BEHAVIOUR IN SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION COLLABORATIVE CROSS-NATIONAL SURVEY

 

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HBSC Canada publishes: Drinking, Substance Use and the Operation of Motor Vehicles by Young Adolescents in Canada

Impaired driving is a recognized cause of major injury. Contemporary data are lacking on exposures to impaired driving behaviours and related injury among young adolescents, as well as inequities in these youth risk behaviours. Reported use of alcohol, marijuana, or other illicit drugs by on-road and off-road vehicle operators when young adolescents either driving or riding as a passenger were profiled cross-sectionally.  It was concluded that impaired driving is an important health priority among young adolescents in Canada. Inequities in the involvement of younger adolescents in these risk behaviours suggest the need for targeted interventions for specific subgroups such as youth from rural communities, and among socially disadvantaged populations.

W Pickett et al

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[13-11-2012 to 27-11-2012]

 


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