Health and health risk behaviour of adolescents—Differences according to family structure. Results of the German KiGGS cohort study

Petra Rattay, Elena Von Der Lippe, Elvira Mauz, Felicitas Richter, Heike Hölling, Cornelia Lange & Thomas Lampert
Objective: This study’s aim was to investigate the association between family structure and different health-related outcomes in adolescence (self-rated health, emotional and behavioural problems, health-related quality of life, regular smoking, and heavy episodic drinking). Furthermore, we analysed the extent to which socio-economic status, family cohesion and the pre-transition health status explain family structure-related health disparities. Methods: We used longitudinal data from the first two waves of the German KiGGS cohort study carried out by the...
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