Physical dating violence among high school students
Is this disparity a true reflection of male and female student ability? BACKGROUND: Little information is available on the associations between nonmedical use of prescription drugs (NMUPD) and dating violence victimization (DVV) among high school students and how associations vary by sex.METHODS: We used data from the 2015 national Youth Risk Behavior Survey, a cross-sectional survey of a nationally representative sample of students in grades 9 to 12.By using the 4-level measure of DVV, after adjusting for covariates, sexual DVV only (a PR = 1.61, 95% CI: 1.21–2.12) and both physical and sexual DVV (a PR = 1.65, 95% CI: 1.26–2.17) were positively associated with NUMPD among boys, whereas among girls, physical DVV only (a PR = 1.42, 95% CI: 1.16–1.75) and both physical and sexual DVV (a PR = 1.43, 95% CI: 1.03–1.99) were positively associated with NMUPD.
CONCLUSIONS: NMUPD was associated with experiences of DVV among both male and female students.
Dating violence victimization (DVV) among youth has been associated with other adverse health outcomes and risk-taking behaviors, such as substance use, mental health disorders, eating disorders, sexual risk-taking, future DV or IPV, and suicide ideation.
Physical dating violence among high school students comments