|Type||Journal Article - Health|
|Title||Socio-Demographic and Behavioral Factors for Serious Injury among Adolescents in Malaysia|
This study was to determine the prevalence and socio-demographic associated factors for serious
injury among adolescents in Malaysia. The study used data from the Malaysian Global School- based
Health Survey which was conducted in 2012. Logistic regression analysis was used to establish associations.
Of the 25,507 respondents, 34.9% (42.1% males and 27.8% females) reported having been
in a serious injury. Compared to participants who were not bullied, those who reported being bullied
were more likely to have sustained serious injury (aOR = 2.2; 95% CI [1.95 - 2.48]). Adolescents
who were involved in physical fighting were 57.5% (aOR = 2.75; 95% CI [2.53 - 2.99]) and more
likely to have sustained serious injury compared to those who were not involved in the fighting.
Meanwhile, adolescents who used substances were 52.3% (aOR = 1.68 [1.52 - 1.85]) and more likely
to have sustained serious injury compared to those who did not use substances. Serious injury is
frequent among adolescents in Malaysia. Based on studies by Harel, suggestion where reduction of
substance use and bullying may be assessed if they have an impact in reducing serious injury among
adolescents. Furthermore, educational programmes that focus on the underlying causes and determinants
of injury provide an effective and efficient method of injury prevention.
|»||Malaysia - Global School-based Student Health Survey 2012|