population attributable fractions
Saewyc E, Chen W. (2013). To what extent can adolescent suicide attempts be attributed to violence exposure? A population-based study from Western Canada. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 32, 79-94.
By Sania Ahmed on December 19, 2012
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among adolescents in Canada and globally. The purpose of our study was to calculate what proportion of adolescent suicide attempts could be prevented in the absence of verbal, physical, and sexual violence. Using the province-wide 2008 British Columbia Adolescent Health Survey (N = 29,315) we calculated population-attributable […]
Saewyc E, Chen W, Hirakata P. (2010). Quantifying the influence of violence exposure on adolescent risk behaviours in Western Canada. [abstract] Journal of Adolescent Health, Volume 46, Issue 2, page S65.
By Sania Ahmed on December 18, 2010
Purpose: Experiencing physical or sexual violence has been consistently associated with adolescent risk behaviors such as alcohol, tobacco and marijuana use, teen pregnancy, and suicide attempts. However, the extent to which such violence exposure, at a population level, contributes to the prevalence of risk behaviors has not been examined. This research explored how much of […]