Analysis of Health Behavior of Adolescents in Tuban, Indonesia
Keywords:Adolescence, Health Risk Behavior, Tuban, Indonesia.
Adolescence is a period associated with increased risk behaviors such as smoking, sex, fighting, the use of
sharp weapons and so on. These conditions coincide with changes in social and school environment. The
purpose of this study is to explain how health risk behaviors are to adolescents. The research design used
in this study was analytic with a cross sectional approach. The population was all high school/vocational
school adolescents with a total of 29,963 boys and girls, with a sample size of 395 using cluster sampling
technique. The independent variable of the study is risk behavior and the dependent variables of the study
are smoking, bullying, use of sharp weapons, driving, drug consumption, sex, health consultation, nutritional
fulfillment, suicide attempt, alcohol consumption, fighting and physical activity. Data collection was carried
out using a questionnaire adopted from YRBSS (Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System) which was
translated into Indonesian. The collected data was tabulated and analyzed using Logistic Regression. The
results showed that all health behavior including risk behaviors, although based on statistical test results
the behavior of alcohol and drug consumption was not significant because (p value) was 0.000>0.005.
Smoking behavior had a regression coefficient of 6,904 with a significance level (p value) of 0.000<0.005
and an OR (odds ratio) of 996,365, which means that adolescents have 996 times the chance to smoke. All
variables are included in health risk behaviors; however, smoking is the riskiest health behavior carried out
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