Health risk behavior of rural secondary school students in Zimbabwe.

  title={Health risk behavior of rural secondary school students in Zimbabwe.},
  author={Clement K Gwede and Robert J. McDermott and Wayne W. Westhoff and M Mushore and T Mushore and E Chitsika and C S Majange and P Chauke},
  journal={Health education & behavior : the official publication of the Society for Public Health Education},
  volume={28 5},
A socioculturally appropriate health risk behavior instrument, modeled after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), was administered to 717 secondary school students in a rural area of Zimbabwe. Comparisons of risk behaviors by gender and school grade were made using univariate procedures and multiple logistic regression. Males were significantly more likely than females to have had sexual intercourse (odds ratio = 5.02, p < .0001) and to report… CONTINUE READING

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