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Table 2 Prevalence of Selected Indicators for Violence Prevention at School among Students of the 7th to 9th Grade in Lara State, Venezuela.

From: Trends of violence among 7th, 8th and 9th grade students in the state of Lara, Venezuela: The Global School Health Survey 2004 and 2008

  Total Males Females
  2004 2008 2004 2008 2004 2008
  n = 2070 n = 870 n = 860 n = 383 n = 1210 n = 411
Indicators P(%) P(%) P(%) P(%) P(%) P(%)
  IC 95% IC 95% IC 95% IC 95% IC 95% IC 95%
Avoiding physical violence (a) 56.2 64.5 56.1 64.3 56.2 64.8
  52.2-60.1 59.5-69.4 50.9-61.4 57.0-71.6 50.9-61.4 59.3-70.2
Avoiding violence from bullies (b) 46.0 43.3 47.6 41.3 44.1 44.8
  41.3-50.8 38.5-48.0 42.8-52.5 36.0-46.6 37.5-50.7 38.8-50.8
Avoiding sexual violence (c) 29.5 40.1 27.1 36.2 31.7 43.1
  27.3-31.6 33.7-46.6 23.7-30.6 29.5-42.9 28.7-34.6 36.3-49-8
  1. The Global School-based Student Health Survey (GSHS), 2004 and 2008
  2. 2004 and 2008: corresponding to the academic school years 2003-2004 and 2007-2008, respectively; P(%): prevalence per 100 participants; IC95%: 95% Confidence Interval. NA Not available
  3. Indicators for violence prevention
  4. (a) Avoiding physical violence: Students who reported having been taught "how to avoid physical fights and violence".
  5. (b) Avoiding violence from bullies: Students who reported having been taught "how to avoid being bullied".
  6. (c) Avoiding sexual violence: Students who reported having been taught "what to do if someone is trying to force you to have sexual intercourse".