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Salud Pública de México

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VALDEZ-SANTIAGO, Rosario et al. Interpersonal violence in Mexican young people and prevention opportunities. Salud pública Méx [online]. 2013, vol.55, suppl.2, pp.S259-S266. ISSN 0036-3634.

Objective. To estimate the prevalence of health damage due to interpersonal violence in teenagers and young adults. Materials and methods. The consequences of violence in Mexico are presented in this analysis, with data from the National Health and Nutrition Survey 2012 conducted between October 2011 and May 2012. Statistical analysis consisted in calculating general and specific prevalences and intervals obtained at 95% confidence for the group of adolescents and young people. Results. Four of each hundred youngsters have presented health damage due to interpersonal violence. The prevalence of interpersonal violence is higher among men (5.0% men, 3.3% women), the most vulnerable age group is that of men 20 to 29 years old; one of four women reported domestic violence (24.5%). Conclusions. It is necessary to implement comprehensive measures for young people, designed to prevent this problem from growing in frequency as well as in its variety of forms and spaces.

Palabras llave : violence; Mexican youth; Mexico.

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