Among the sample of students surveyed, 4.5% (n =
134) reported having depressive symptoms.
Background: Depression in adolescents is often overlooked and misdiagnosed; however, it is an important mental health problem which is associated with major functional impairments across daily domains of living, and considerable morbidity. The aim of this research is to examine the prevalence of self-reported depressive symptoms among Jamaican adolescents, and the associated sociodemographic factors.
Adolescents listen to and learn sexual and reproductive health themes
from dancehall music whether or not parents have reservations to
them doing so. These may subsequently influence sexual and reproductive
health behaviour. Dancehall music provides opportunities for
parents to initiate discussion of values pertaining to sexual and
The perspectives of adolescents were solicited on the issue of sexual and reproductive health messages they received through dancehall music as well as their perceptions of parents’ views of such messages and adolescents’ indulgence with this genre of music.
This is a cross-sectional study on 1062 students from
eight high schools to determine the influence of
smoking habits, education of family, parents, the type
of school and gender on smoking in adolescents.
Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the influence of smoking habits and education of family, parents, the type of school and gender on smoking in adolescents.
Methods: This cross-sectional study was performed on 1062 students from eight high schools in Eyup, Istanbul.
The prevalence of alcohol misuse among adolescents in Thailand was
14.8%. Efforts to prevent and control alcohol misuse may need to
address a cluster of risk behaviours including cigarette smoking.
Objective: Alcohol misuse is a relevant public health issue in Thailand. The assessment of the prevalence of alcohol use among adolescents may guide policies and programmes aimed at reducing alcohol use among this age group.
Method: Using data from the Thailand Global School-based Student Health Survey (GSHS) 2008, we assessed the prevalence of alcohol use and the associated factors among adolescents (n = 2758).
The burden of malignancy in adolescents and young
adults in Jamaica is greater in females. In both genders,
increasing age is accompanied by increased incidence
rates and a progressive shift from non-epithelial
to epithelial malignancies. This shift occurs earlier in
Objective: To determine the distribution of malignancies in adolescents and young adults (AYA; 15 to 29 years) in Jamaica.
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