Journal article

Prevalence of emotional and physical health concerns amongst young people in Victoria

E Waters, M Wake, J Toumbourou, M Wright, L Salmon

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health | BLACKWELL SCIENCE ASIA | Published : 1999


OBJECTIVE: To describe the emotional and physical health concerns of young people, and identify the concerns for which young people are more likely to seek help. METHODS: We surveyed a representative cross-sectional samples of students from 11 to 18 years of age from 24 Victorian secondary schools in late 1997 within the Health of Young Victorians Study. Included in this survey were items describing worries or concerns of physical and emotional health. Prevalence rates, Chi-square, and logistic regression analyses were used to describe relationships. RESULTS: 2361 questionnaires were completed (53% male, response rate 70%). Overall, most frequent reports concerned feelings of depression (40%..

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