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dc.contributor.authorHeidmets, Lauraliisaen_US
dc.contributor.authorSamm, Algien_US
dc.contributor.authorSisask, Merikeen_US
dc.contributor.authorKõlves, Kairien_US
dc.contributor.authorVisnapuu, Pireten_US
dc.contributor.authorAasvee, Katrinen_US
dc.contributor.authorVärnik, Airien_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:46:20Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:46:20Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2012-02-10T01:29:06Z
dc.identifier.issn02358026en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/32090
dc.description.abstractAIM. The aim of the present study was to describe and analyse the prevalence of selfestimated depressiveness and suicidality among Estonian schoolchildren and their sexual behaviour as well as to identify if depressiveness and suicidality are related to sexual behaviour. METHODS. The study is based on the data collected from a random sample of Estonian schoolchildren during the WHO crossnational HBSC study (Health Behavior in School-aged Children) in 2005/2006. The subjects were 13- and 15-year-old students (n = 3055). The data was collected using a self-completed questionnaire administered in the classroom. For data analysis, descriptive statistics, percentage distribution and the chi-square test were used. RESULTS. The survey revealed that almost 39% of Estonian schoolchildren reported depressive feelings and/or suicidal ideation and 15% of the sample (17% of the boys and 13% of the girls) had had a sexual intercourse. Suicidality and depressiveness appeared to be related with sexual behaviour: schoolchildren who reported depressiveness or suicidal ideation were more likely to having had (an early) sexual intercourse and they were less likely using a condom during their last sexual intercourse. CONCLUSION. Subjective depressiveness and suicidality among Estonian schoolchildren is alarming: it is essential to pay more attention to the mental health of young people by providing supportive, protective and awareness-raising measures.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEstonianen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherEesti Arstide Liiten_US
dc.publisher.placeEstoniaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.arstideliit.eeen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom156en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto163en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEesti Arsten_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume88en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMulti-Disciplinaryen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode999999en_US
dc.titleDepressiivsete ja suitsidaalsete kooliõpilaste seksuaalkäitumineen_US
dc.title.alternativeSexual behaviour of depressive and suicidal Estonian schoolchildrenen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2009 Eesti Arstide Liit. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_US
gro.date.issued2009
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