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This study explores the relationship between rural residency, selected protective factors (family and school connectedness along with prosocial peer attitudes), and health-compromising behaviors (alcohol and tobacco use and nonuse of seatbelt) among adolescents.
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Adolescents are at risk of developing detrimental health behaviours that will affect their adult health. The aim was to estimate prevalence of health risk behaviours (HRB), comparing young people (12-...
In rural regions of China, the rural-to-urban migrant worker population and their left-behind children-60 million children who remain in home villages-have diversified the rural adolescence experience...
The increasing incidence of skin cancer is a global health issue. In order to identify at-risk populations in Texas, we compared sun protection behaviors and sunburn history across rural and urban cou...
Rural residents have lower levels of engagement in health-promoting behaviors and treatment adherence than their urban counterparts. This cross-sectional study sought to understand the role of health ...
Peer victimization is a major public health concern due to its psychological, emotional, and physical short and potentially long-term effects on children. Research conducted with rural youth have show...
The primary goal of this study is to identify factors which may put a person that has used methamphetamine at greater risk for mental and physical health problems and social problems and f...
The goal of the Alaska Native Resilience Research Study (ANRRS) is to identify community-level protective factors that can most effectively reduce co-occurring youth suicide and alcohol ri...
During adolescence, the most common causes of morbidity and mortality are related to risky behaviors. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that adolescents be screened for these b...
NEXT is a four-year longitudinal assessment of a representative sample of U.S. school children starting at grade 10 The goals of the U.S. NEXT longitudinal study include: to identify the t...
Suicidal intentionality is generally stronger among the elderly, suicidal acts are more violent and are combined with a greater physical fragility. The suicide of an older adult is a situa...
Pattern of behavior which predisposes certain individuals to increased risk for contracting disease or sustaining personal injury. These behaviors may cluster into a risky lifestyle.
The application of methods designed to reduce the risk of harm associated with certain behaviors without reduction in frequency of those behaviors. The risk-associated behaviors include ongoing and active addictive behaviors.
Health services, public or private, in rural areas. The services include the promotion of health and the delivery of health care.
The status of health in rural populations.
Specialized clothing or equipment worn for protection against health hazards. Personal Protective Equipment may include MASKS; RESPIRATORY PROTECTIVE DEVICES; HEAD PROTECTIVE DEVICES; EYE PROTECTIVE DEVICES; EAR PROTECTIVE DEVICES; PROTECTIVE CLOTHING; and protective footwear.