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The Family Affluence Scale as a Measure of National Wealth: Validation of an Adolescent Self-Report Measure
One explanation for a lack of consistency in SES-health associations in youth is that parent-based income and occupation measures are inadequate. The Family Affluence Scale (FAS), a four-item measureExpand
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School-based prevention for illicit drugs use: a systematic review.
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of school-based interventions in preventing or reducing drug use. METHODS The search strategy was conducted according to the Cochrane Collaboration method,Expand
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Girls growing through adolescence have a higher risk of poor health
Introduction:Self rated health, in adult population, is strongly associated with mortality and life expectancy. In younger people this association is less evident, but it may anticipate a similarExpand
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The role of behavioural factors in explaining socio-economic differences in adolescent health: a multilevel study in 33 countries.
Attempts to describe and explain socio-economic differences in health have mainly focused on adults. Little is known about the mechanisms of the relationship between socio-economic status (SES) andExpand
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Welfare state regimes, health and health inequalities in adolescence: a multilevel study in 32 countries.
Comparative research on health and health inequalities has recently started to establish a welfare regime perspective. The objective of this study was to determine whether different welfare regimesExpand
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Socioeconomic effects on meeting physical activity guidelines: comparisons among 32 countries.
PURPOSE This study examined the relationship between age and gender with physical activity (PA) and how meeting of PA guidelines (PAGL) is related to socioeconomic status (SES) and sedentaryExpand
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Do Welfare Regimes Mediate the Effect of Socioeconomic Position on Health in Adolescence? A Cross-National Comparison in Europe, North America, and Israel
This article examines whether different types of welfare states mediate the effect of socioeconomic position on adolescents' health. The authors' main hypothesis is that countries with strongerExpand
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Socio-economic position and adolescents' health in Italy: the role of the quality of social relations.
BACKGROUND The quality of social relations in adolescence is possibly one of the major determinants of habits that can influence the health of young people, and it may also be one of the mediators ofExpand
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Socio-economic position and adolescents' health in Italy: the role of self- esteem and self-efficacy
Background : To underline the importance of self-esteem and self-efficacy as aspects of health promotion, we investigated the hypothesis that self-esteem and self-efficacy mediate the effect ofExpand
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