Year: 1990 Source: Pediatrics, v.86, no.6, (December 1990), p.896-901 SIEC No: 19910088

This study on physical & sexual abuse among adolescents surveyed 3,998 students, from grades 7 to 12, in a rural community in Indiana. Almost 20% reported some form of physical &/or sexual abuse, with more girls than boys reporting sexual abuse. Problem behaviors, like alcohol use, & emotional problems, trouble with sleeping, difficulty with anger, & attempted suicides, were found to be higher in abused adolescents than in their nonabused peers. (VM)