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Educational attainment at age 10–11 years predicts health risk behaviors and injury risk during adolescence

Demmler, J., Hill, R., Rahman, M., Bandyopadhyaya, A., Healy, M., Paranjothy, Shantini, Murphy, Simon, Fletcher, Adam, Hewitt, Gillian, John, A., Lyons, R. and Brophy, S. 2017. Educational attainment at age 10–11 years predicts health risk behaviors and injury risk during adolescence. Journal of Adolescent Health 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2017.02.003

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Abstract

Purpose: To examine the effect of educational attainment in primary school on later adolescent health. Methods: Education data attainments at age 7 and 11 were linked with (1) primary and secondary care injury consultation/admissions and (2) the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children survey. Cox regression was carried out to examine if attainment in primary school predicts time to injury in adolescence. Results: Pupils that achieve attainment at age 7 but not at age 11 (i.e., declining attainment over time in primary school) are more likely to have an injury during adolescence. These children are also more likely to self-report drinking in adolescence. Conclusions: Interventions aimed at children with declining attainment in primary school could help to improve adolescent health.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health Improvement (DECIPHer)
Medicine
Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Uncontrolled Keywords: Injury; Educational attainment; Adolescence; Children; Cohort
Publisher: Elsevier
Funders: Medical Research Council (MRC)
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 24 April 2017
Date of Acceptance: 8 February 2017
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2018 10:29
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/99786

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