Lifetime Community Violence Exposure and Health Risk Behavior among Young Adults in College

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Abstract

Among the undergraduates in this study, lifetime community violence exposure was associated with greater lifetime substance use and sexual risk-taking, and greater 30-day substance use and risky driving practices. Findings were independent of gender, ethnic minority status, personality characteristics, aggression, family socioeconomic status, family support, and neighborhood collective efficacy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)610-613
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Adolescent Health
Volume39
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2006

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