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Of all the things that public health tells us not to do, what are Winnipeg youth most concerned about? - a quantitative exploratory study

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dc.contributor.supervisor Wylie, John (Community Health Sciences) en_US
dc.contributor.author Balakumar, Shivoan
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-19T17:19:31Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-19T17:19:31Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/31815
dc.description.abstract Youth health promotion activities should reflect the concerns and interests of the youth being served. A quantitative exploration of youth concern related to health risk behaviour (HRB) engagement was conducted among youth in Winnipeg, MB. This study involved descriptive and inferential analysis of HRB engagement and attitude data from a cross-sectional survey of 250 youth (14–24 years). Chi-squared tests, Fisher’s exact tests, logistic regression and cluster analyses were employed to explore relationships between sociodemographic traits, HRB engagement, and HRB-specific concern. Findings demonstrated that A) youth in Winnipeg, regardless of their sociodemographic characteristics, do express concern about HRBs that they engage in; B) the likelihood of concern varies depending on what HRB one is examining; and C) while youth display similar trends in their concern about HRBs, different groups of youth, characterized by different patterns of engagement and sociodemographic traits vary in their likelihood of being concerned about particular HRBs. en_US
dc.subject Health risk behaviours en_US
dc.subject Youth health promotion en_US
dc.title Of all the things that public health tells us not to do, what are Winnipeg youth most concerned about? - a quantitative exploratory study en_US
dc.degree.discipline Community Health Sciences en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Bruce, Sharon (Community Health Sciences) Frankel, Sid (Social Work) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2016 en_US


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