|Titre :||Alcohol and cannabis use among adolescents in Flemish secondary school in Brussels: effects of type of education (2012)|
|Auteurs :||H. BERTEN ; D. CARDOEN ; R. BRONDEEL ; N. VETTENBURG|
|Type de document :||Article : Périodique|
|Dans :||BMC Public Health (Vol.12, n°215, 2012)|
|Article en page(s) :||9 p.|
|Discipline :||EPI (Epidémiologie / Epidemiology)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASEADOLESCENT ; ALCOOL ; CANNABIS ; ENSEIGNEMENT SECONDAIRE ; CATEGORIE SOCIO-PROFESSIONNELLE ; NIVEAU D'ETUDES ; EDUCATION ; ENQUETE ; MILIEU SCOLAIRE ; INCIDENCE ; BOISSON ALCOOLISEE
BACKGROUND: Research regarding socio-economic differences in alcohol and drug use in adolescence yields mixed results. This study hypothesizes that (1) when using education type as a proxy of one's social status, clear differences will exist between students from different types of education, regardless of students' familial socio-economic background; (2) and that the effects of education type differ according to their cultural background.
METHODS: Data from the Brussels youth monitor were used, a school survey administered among 1,488 adolescents from the 3rd to 6th year of Flemish secondary education. Data were analyzed using multilevel logistic regression models.
RESULTS: Controlling for their familial background, the results show that native students in lower educational tracks use alcohol and cannabis more often than students in upper educational tracks. Such a relationship was not found for students from another ethnic background.
CONCLUSION: Results from this study indicate that research into health risks should take into account both adolescents' familial background and individual social position as different components of youngsters' socio-economic background.
|Domaine :||Alcool / Alcohol ; Drogues illicites / Illicit drugs|
|Refs biblio. :||50|
|Affiliation :||Department of Social Welfare Studies, Ghent, Belgium|