Yerby, Lea G.; Nagy, M. Christine; Nagy, Stephen
September 2005
American Journal of Health Studies;2005, Vol. 20 Issue 3/4, p248
Academic Journal
Numerous studies on adolescent risk behaviors have defined bulimic behavior by examining responses to paper-and-pencil measures on vomiting behaviors. Alcohol abuse among adolescent populations is a common practice and can be a factor in vomiting behaviors. Few studies have differentiated between groups that abuse alcohol and also display vomiting behavior. The purpose of this study was to compare vomiting and alcohol abuse female groups (N=1170) on violence measures using data from the 1998 version of the Alabama Adolescent Survey. Results indicate a relationship between the incidence of violence with both vomiting behavior and alcohol abuse.


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