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dc.contributor.authorWilson, Maria
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-31T15:55:52Z
dc.date.available2016-08-31T15:55:52Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/72156
dc.description.abstractAlcohol is responsible for the greatest burden of acute harms in youth aged 15-24, with one fifth reporting at least one form of harm (physical, social, legal) in the past 12 months. This study sought to determine which factors impact Atlantic Canadian high school students’ experiences with alcohol-related harms, placing an emphasis on sexual orientation, using data from the 2012 Atlantic Student Drug Use Survey. Using unadjusted logistic regression, we determined that mostly heterosexual females were 1.39 (95% CI 1.04-1.86), and bisexual females were 1.52 (95% CI 1.001-2.32) times more likely to experience any harm than heterosexual females. These associations disappeared after adjustment for a set of covariates. Other factors that significantly increased the odds of experiencing any alcohol-related harms in both males and females included cannabis use, low parental connectedness and high sensation seeking tendencies. Our study findings have the potential to inform future harm reduction policies and strategies.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectSexual Orientationen_US
dc.subjectAlcoholen_US
dc.subjectAlcohol-Related Harmsen_US
dc.subjectYouthen_US
dc.subjectHarm Reductionen_US
dc.subjectAdolescentsen_US
dc.subjectAtlantic Canadaen_US
dc.subjectAlcoholism
dc.titleAtlantic Canadian High School Students and Alcohol-Related Harms: Are There Differences Across Sex, Sexual Orientation and Psychosocial Indicators?en_US
dc.date.defence2016-05-31
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Community Health & Epidemiologyen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinerN/Aen_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorKathy MacPhersonen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerChristy Woolcotten_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerMark Asbridgeen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorDonald Langilleen_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalReceiveden_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.copyright-releaseNot Applicableen_US
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