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BACKGROUND Using data from the 2006 Health Behavior in School-aged Children (HBSC) survey, the prevalence of 6 forms of bullying (physical, verbal, relational, sexual, cyber, and racist), and the role of smoking and drinking in bullying was examined among Italian adolescents for this study. METHODS The sample was composed of 2667 Italian middle and(More)
The aim of the study was to compare health status between native and immigrant early adolescents in Italy and to analyze related psychosocial factors. Data were taken from “Health Behavior in School Aged Children”, a cross-sectional survey investigating health behaviors among early adolescents in selected European countries. A representative sample of 6,744(More)
We estimated the proportion of deaths due to mental and behavioral disorders attributable to the Great Recession (2008-10) in Italy. Data on standardized death rates due to mental and behavioral disorders per 100,000 from 2000 to 2010 were provided by the Italian Health for All database. There were an additional 0.303 per 100,000 deaths per year (95% CI:(More)
AIMS To estimate the role of family and socio-economic indicators of welfare state in accounting for probable problem gambling during adolescence in a representative sample of students living in nine European countries. DESIGN Data from the 2011 European School Survey Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs (ESPAD) Study were used for cross-sectional analyses(More)
This study used data collected from a sample of 840 Italian adolescents (418 boys; M age = 12.58) and their parents (657 mothers; M age = 43.78) to explore the relations between parenting, adolescent self-disclosure, and antisocial behavior. In the hypothesized model, parenting practices (e.g., parental monitoring and control) have direct effects on(More)
AIMS The prevalence of overweight and obesity and the role of possible related factors were analysed among Italian early adolescents. METHOD The survey reported here is part of the larger "Health Behaviour in School Aged Children" (HBSC) trans-national study, which is co-ordinated by the European Office of the World Health Organization. The data were(More)
To analyze how dimensions of social capital at the individual level are associated with adolescent smoking and whether associations differ by socioeconomic status. Data were from the ‘Health Behaviour in School-aged Children’ study 2005/2006 including 6511 15-year-old adolescents from Flemish Belgium, Canada, Romania and England. Socioeconomic status was(More)
Objectives To examine whether the "prevention paradox" applies to British individuals in relation to gambling-related harm. Methods Data were derived from 7,756 individuals participating in the British Gambling Prevalence Survey 2010, a comprehensive interview-based survey conducted in Great Britain between November 2009 and May 2010. Gambling-related harm(More)