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Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia

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Abstract

MALTA, Deborah Carvalho et al. Situations of violence experienced by students in the state capitals and the Federal District: results from the National Adolescent School-based Health Survey (PeNSE 2012). Rev. bras. epidemiol. [online]. 2014, vol.17, suppl.1, pp.158-171. ISSN 1415-790X.  https://doi.org/10.1590/1809-4503201400050013.

OBJECTIVE:

To describe violent events experienced by school-aged adolescents in school, around the school and in the family context, and to compare the results of the National Adolescent School-based Health Survey of 2009 and 2012.

METHODS:

Indicators related to violence involving teenagers were analyzed. The prevalence rates and confidence intervals of 95% were calculated for events of interest according to gender and type of school (public or private) and regions.

RESULTS:

Prevalence rates were: insecurity in the route between home-school (9.1%), insecurity in school (8.0%), physical assault in the last 12 months (18.2%), engaging in fights in the last 12 months (20.7%), fighting with a cold weapon (8.3%), fighting with firearms (6.9%), physical assault by a family member (11.6%) and having been seriously injured in the last 12 months (10.3%). The situations of violence were more prevalent among male students from public schools. The comparison with the 2009 survey showed increased prevalence in all the variables studied.

CONCLUSION:

Teenagers are exposed to different forms of violence, and the data from the National Survey of School Health can support the planning of preventive actions.

Keywords : Violence; Child; Adolescent; School health; Adolescent behavior; aggression.

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