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Prevalence and correlates of adolescent dating violence: baseline study of a cohort of 7,960 male and female Mexican public school students.
Prev Med. 2007 Jun; 44(6):477-84.PM

Abstract

INTRODUCTION

Factors correlated with adolescent dating violence have yet to be documented in most developing countries; this study assesses the prevalence and correlates of victimization with and perpetration of dating violence among Mexican youth.

METHODS

This was the baseline measurement (1998-1999) of a cohort of 7960 public school students (11-24 years) developed to explore various health behaviors in Mexican youth. Multinomial logistic regression models were constructed with adolescent dating violence as the dependent variable.

RESULTS

Prevalence of dating violence victimization was 9.37% (female) and 8.57% (male) for psychological violence; 9.88% (female) and 22.71% (male) for physical violence, and 8.63% (female) and 15.15% (male) for both psychological and physical violence. Prevalence of perpetration was 4.21% (female) and 4.33% (male) for psychological violence; 20.99% (female) and 19.54% (male) for physical violence; and 7.48% (female) and 5.51% (male) for both types of violence. Factors associated with dating violence victimization for both genders included: two or more lifetime sexual partners and intra-familial violence. Higher age, alcohol use and illegal drug use were significantly associated with victimization only among girls. The following were significantly associated with perpetration of dating violence in both genders: gang membership, illegal drug use, two or more lifetime sexual partners and intra-familial violence. Higher age and alcohol use were significantly associated with perpetration only among girls. High or middle socio-economic status was associated with perpetration only in boys.

CONCLUSIONS

Future research on adolescent dating violence in Mexico should further explore severity and frequency of violent behaviors, include a focus on severe dating violence and take into account the context and meaning of dating violence. A longitudinal design that allows determination of causality will also be needed in order to develop prevention strategies.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Reproductive Health Division, Center for Population Health Research, National Institute of Public Health, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17467784

Citation

Rivera-Rivera, Leonor, et al. "Prevalence and Correlates of Adolescent Dating Violence: Baseline Study of a Cohort of 7,960 Male and Female Mexican Public School Students." Preventive Medicine, vol. 44, no. 6, 2007, pp. 477-84.
Rivera-Rivera L, Allen-Leigh B, Rodríguez-Ortega G, et al. Prevalence and correlates of adolescent dating violence: baseline study of a cohort of 7,960 male and female Mexican public school students. Prev Med. 2007;44(6):477-84.
Rivera-Rivera, L., Allen-Leigh, B., Rodríguez-Ortega, G., Chávez-Ayala, R., & Lazcano-Ponce, E. (2007). Prevalence and correlates of adolescent dating violence: baseline study of a cohort of 7,960 male and female Mexican public school students. Preventive Medicine, 44(6), 477-84.
Rivera-Rivera L, et al. Prevalence and Correlates of Adolescent Dating Violence: Baseline Study of a Cohort of 7,960 Male and Female Mexican Public School Students. Prev Med. 2007;44(6):477-84. PubMed PMID: 17467784.
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