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HBSC Network publishes: Health-behaviour inequalities among Russian and ethnic majority school-aged children in the Baltic countries

This  paper investigates whether ethnic heath inequalities exist in self-rated health and risk-taking behaviours (smoking, drunkenness, use of cannabis) between ethnic majority (Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian) and minority (Russian) population groups of school-aged children in three Baltic countries in the framework of the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study. The study found some differences in self-rated health and in risk-taking behaviours between Russian minority and ethnic majority students as well as between students of schools with different language of instruction (majority language vs. Russian) in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Being a member of minority group was not related with poor self-rated health or involvement in risk-taking behaviours in school-aged children in the Baltic countries.

L Šumskas et al

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Scandanavian Journal of Public Health

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[03-12-2012 to 11-12-2012]

 


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