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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 ORCID:, Murphy, Simon ORCID:, Fletcher, Adam ORCID:, Hewitt, Gillian ORCID:, 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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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)
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: 04 May 2023 23:59

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