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Changes in and challenges for intentional injury in vietnam: Evidence from 2 national adolescent health surveys, 2004 and 2009

TitleChanges in and challenges for intentional injury in vietnam: Evidence from 2 national adolescent health surveys, 2004 and 2009
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsLe, LC, Blum, RW
JournalAsia-Pacific Journal of Public Health
Volume27
PaginationNP1537-NP1548
ISBN Number10105395 (ISSN)
KeywordsAdolescent, intentional injury, risk and protective factors, Vietnam
Abstract

Objective. To describe the current situation of intentional injury among Vietnamese youth as well as risk and protective factors. Method. The Sample of Survey Assessment of Vietnamese Youth 2009 (SAVY2) involving 10 044 youth aged 14 to 25 in 2009 was used and compared with SAVY1 in this study. The data were analyzed using bivariate and multivariate statistical techniques. Results. Of the sample in 2009, 3% of the young people reported that they had been injured by a family member. The proportion who were intentionally injured by others outside their home was 7.6%. Youth who were most likely to hurt others included urban males, those who had ever been drunk, those who had been intentionally injured by others, and those who had weak family connectedness. Having suicidal thoughts (both sexes) is related to alcohol consumption. Conclusions. The rate of violent behaviors was low, but several risk and protective factors were found and confirmed. © 2012 APJPH.