Dating violence among high school students

Community- or school-based adolescent violence and substance use prevention efforts would be enhanced by considering the association between DVV and substance use, particularly NMUPD among both male and female adolescents, to address these public health problems.Information on the association between NMUPD and types of dating violence victimization among adolescents is limited.The sample was restricted to students who dated during the 12 months before the survey, resulting in a sample of 5136 boys and 5307 girls.Sex-stratified logistic regression models estimated adjusted prevalence ratios (a PRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) for associations between lifetime NMUPD and DVV.

National surveillance data of adults revealed that among victims of contact sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner, almost a quarter (23.1%) of female victims and 14% of male victims first experienced these or other forms of IPV between the ages of 11 and 17.

NMUPD was associated with dating violence, but the association between types of dating violence and NMUPD varied by the sex of the student.