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01 November 2011

Teens with a deployed parent are more violent

Teens who have at least one parent deployed with the military may be more likely to fight, carry a weapon and join a gang, according to a US study.

Teens who have at least one parent deployed with the military may be more likely to fight, carry a weapon and join a gang, according to a US study.

Among 10th and 12th graders, girls with a deployed parent were 2.8 times more likely to be a member of a gang, 2.6 times more likely to be involved in fights and 2.2 times more likely to carry a weapon, while boys were 2.87 times more likely to carry a weapon, 2.48 times more likely to be involved in fights, and 2.08 times more likely to be in a gang.

 
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