Long-term health and social implications of risk-taking in adolescence
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- Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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Adolescence is normally a time of exploring boundaries, and risk-taking is part of normal adolescent development. However, risk-taking behaviour is responsible for the majority of youth morbidity and mortality worldwide and in Australia, including road crash, interpersonal violence, sexually transmitted infections and, for girls and young women, complications of pregnancy and birth.We will link data from a long-standing Australian birth cohort study to a broad variety of routinely collected administrative data to produce a valuable resource to analyse the long-term health and social consequences of negative risk-taking behaviour in adolescence. We will identify those who experience negative health events and social harms in young adulthood, then, using advanced biostatistical techniques, characterise their gender-specific patterns of risk-taking in adolescence, and the predictors of these patterns in early life and childhood.
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