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SOORI H. CHILDREN'S RISKY ACTIVITIES AND PARENTS' IDEAS ON CHILDREN'S RISK-TAKING BEHAVIOUR. Med J Islam Repub Iran. 1999; 13 (1) :19-26
URL: http://mjiri.iums.ac.ir/article-1-967-en.html

From the Department of Community Medicine, Medical School, Ahwaz University 0f Medical Sciences, P. O. Box. 61355•45, Ahwaz, I. R. lran.
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A cross-sectional study with children's and parents' self-completed questionnaires was carried out to evaluate parents' ideas on children's risk-takjng behaviours and children's risky activities after school hours by age (7 and 9 years) and sex. Nine elementary schools were randomly selected and 476 pupHs aged seven and nine years and 471 parents were studied. Most parents (90.1 %) believed that their children take risks when they play outside after school anyway. The top three risky activities were climbing walls (25.0%), climbing trees (14.8%) and riding carelessly (14.1 %). Overall, boys were more likely to take risks than girls (47.4% vs. 33.6%, p
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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Community Medicine