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dc.coverage.spatialCopenhagenEN
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-29T10:42:58Z
dc.date.available2015-05-29T10:42:58Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/172926
dc.description.abstractThe Survey on Adverse Childhood Experiences in Montenegro included a representative sample of first-year university students (‎n = 1 600)‎ in Montenegro from seven cities. The survey took into account the gender distribution of students [‎833 females (‎53.2%)‎ and 732 (‎46.8%)‎ males, whose mean age (‎±SD)‎ is 19.9 ± 1.9 years]‎. The survey aimed to estimate the prevalence of child maltreatment and other adverse childhood experiences (‎ACEs)‎, the characteristics of health-risk behaviours and to explore the associations between ACEs and health-risk behaviours. Results showed that the most commonly reported ACEs were emotional abuse (‎30.4%)‎ and emotional neglect (‎27%)‎. Males were more emotionally neglected (‎38% of all males)‎ than females (‎18.1% of all females)‎. Physical abuse was reported by 24.3% of the respondents, sexual abuse 3.9%, while physical neglect was reported by 18.8%. As for household dysfunction, witnessing the mother being treated violently (‎24%)‎ and alcohol misuse (‎11.9%)‎ in the family were the most common. The most common health-risk behaviours reported were smoking, risky sexual behaviour (‎more than three lifetime sexual partners)‎ and alcohol and drug abuse. The study shows a strong-graded incremental response between the number of ACEs and the likelihood of harmful alcohol and drug abuse, multiple sexual partners, smoking and attempted suicide. These results show that there is a need for a strategy for the prevention of child maltreatment and other ACEs.EN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.publisherWHO Regional Office for EuropeEN
dc.subject.meshChild MaltreatmentEN
dc.subject.meshChild NeglectEN
dc.subject.meshChildrenEN
dc.subject.meshDemographic SurveyEN
dc.subject.meshFamily RelationsEN
dc.subject.meshMontenegroEN
dc.titleSurvey on Adverse Childhood Experiences in Montenegro. National Survey ReportEN
dc.typePublicationsEN


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