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Correlates of handgun carrying among adolescents in the United States.

dc.contributor.author Vaughn, Michael G
dc.contributor.author Perron, Brian E
dc.contributor.author Abdon, Arnelyn
dc.contributor.author Olate, René
dc.contributor.author Groom, Ralph
dc.contributor.author Wu, Li-Tzy
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-03T06:40:12Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-03T06:40:12Z
dc.date.issued 2012-07
dc.identifier 0886260511432150
dc.identifier.issn 0886-2605
dc.identifier.issn 1552-6518
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10161/20049
dc.description.abstract Weapon-related violence, especially the use of handguns, among adolescents is a serious public health concern. Using public-use data file from the adolescent sample (N = 17,842) in the 2008 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), this study examines the behavioral, parental involvement, and prevention correlates of handgun carrying. Overall, 3.1% of adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17 reported carrying a handgun in the past year. Results from a series of logistic regression models indicated that males, selling and using illicit drugs, were robustly associated with an increased probability of handgun carrying among adolescents. Furthermore, youth who carry handguns were significantly less likely to report a parent being involved in their lives and were significantly more likely to have encountered violence and drug prevention programming compared with youth who did not carry handguns. Implications of these results for prevention and policy are discussed.
dc.language eng
dc.publisher SAGE Publications
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of interpersonal violence
dc.relation.isversionof 10.1177/0886260511432150
dc.subject Humans
dc.subject Data Collection
dc.subject Adolescent Behavior
dc.subject Firearms
dc.subject Adolescent
dc.subject Child
dc.subject United States
dc.subject Female
dc.subject Male
dc.title Correlates of handgun carrying among adolescents in the United States.
dc.type Journal article
duke.contributor.id Wu, Li-Tzy|0380644
dc.date.updated 2020-02-03T06:40:12Z
pubs.begin-page 2003
pubs.end-page 2021
pubs.issue 10
pubs.organisational-group School of Medicine
pubs.organisational-group Duke
pubs.organisational-group Center for Child and Family Policy
pubs.organisational-group Sanford School of Public Policy
pubs.organisational-group Duke Clinical Research Institute
pubs.organisational-group Institutes and Centers
pubs.organisational-group Duke Institute for Brain Sciences
pubs.organisational-group University Institutes and Centers
pubs.organisational-group Institutes and Provost's Academic Units
pubs.organisational-group Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Social and Community Psychiatry
pubs.organisational-group Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
pubs.organisational-group Clinical Science Departments
pubs.organisational-group Medicine, General Internal Medicine
pubs.organisational-group Medicine
pubs.publication-status Published
pubs.volume 27
duke.contributor.orcid Wu, Li-Tzy|0000-0002-5909-2259


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