• Factores asociados a la portación de armas en adolescentes peruanos

      Alvarado Cutipa-Flores, German Felipe; Barrientos Matta, Viviana Lucía; Ugas Burranca, Deborah Ximena (Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC), 2018-03-06)
      Objectives: To determine associated factors of weapon carrying in adolescents from Peru. Materials and Methods: Secondary analysis from the Young Lives cohort, in which round three from the older cohort was used, 640 participants were included. The outcome was measured with the question “During the last 30 days, on how many days did you carry a weapon such as a knife, machete or gun to be able to protect yourself?” Sociodemographic characteristics were also assessed. Poisson Regression with robust variance was used to compute Prevalence Ratios (PR) with 95% CI. Results: We found that 45,94% were women. The mean age for round 3 was 15 years of age. 8,12% [8,10-8,14] of the adolescents carried a weapon. In adjusted analysis, age, drug use and smoking cigarettes (p<0,05) were associated with the outcome. We did not find association with gender, socioeconomic status and being hurt by a family member. Conclusions: Age, being hurt by a family member, smoking and drug consumption were associated with weapon carrying. Further evaluations with different instruments and longitudinal designs should be performed.
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