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WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION COLLABORATIVE CROSS-NATIONAL SURVEY

 

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Data visualisation: Physical fights

This visualisation allows you to explore HBSC's data for young people who report being involved in a physical fight at least 3 times in the past 12 months.

Youth violence is a public health problem. It covers a variety of acts such as physical fighting and bullying, through to sexual assaults and homicide. Violent acts not only contribute to the global burden of premature death, injury and disability, but also have a serious and often lifelong impact upon a person’s psychological and social functioning.

Physical fighting is associated with injury, often requiring medical attention and hospitalization. It is associated with substance use, risky sexual behaviours and links have also been reported with weapon carrying. Young people involved in fights are more likely to report lower life satisfaction, poor family and peer relations, and low perceptions of school.

 

This visualisation has received funding from the European Union in the framework of the Health Programme (2008-2013). The content of this visualisation represents the views of the author and it is his sole responsibility; it can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Commission and/or the Executive agency does not accept responsibility for any use that may be made of the information it contains.

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contact: Mr Joseph Hancock

item 3100
[30-11-2014 to 28-02-2015]

 


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