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ERIC Number: EJ684027
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 19
Abstractor: Author
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0893-5394
Factors Associated with American Indian Teens' Self-Rated Health
Parker, Tassy
American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research The Journal of the National Center, v11 n3 p1-19 2004
Factors related to American Indian (AI) high school students' self-rated health were examined. Self rated health was measured as a single-item with a four-point response option ranging from poor to excellent health. Of the 574 participants, 19% reported "fair" or "poor" health, a percentage more than twice that for U.S. high school students in general. Gender (related to family finances), school achievement, social competence, and cannabis use were significantly associated with the AI teens' self-rated health. In comparative examination, factors associated with AI teens' health ratings were found to be similar and dissimilar to ratings of other teens in important ways.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A