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BACKGROUND: Little information is available on the associations between nonmedical use of prescription drugs (NMUPD) and dating violence victimization (DVV) among high school students and how associations vary by sex.METHODS: We used data from the 2015 national Youth Risk Behavior Survey, a cross-sectional survey of a nationally representative sample of students in grades 9 to 12.
CONCLUSIONS: NMUPD was associated with experiences of DVV among both male and female students.
Furthermore, with this study we examine variation in these associations by sex because it is not clear from available literature if any associations observed would vary substantially by the sex of the respondent.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has conducted the national YRBS biennially since 1991.
Only a few studies relating to the associations between substance use and DV among adolescent populations have been published, the majority of which rely on ED data, which have utility for capturing more extreme outcomes and thus are not generalizable.
For example, researchers in 1 study of the nonmedical use of prescription opioids and sedatives conducted among adolescents aged 14 to 20 years in the University of Michigan ED reported that the nonmedical use of prescription opioids was not associated with DV, but the nonmedical use of prescription stimulants was associated with DV.
Researchers of another study of Michigan ED patients aged 14 to 20 years reported that NMUPD was not associated with DV aggression or DVV.
In other studies, researchers have looked at the issue of NMUPD and violence victimization among adolescent populations but they have not focused specifically on the dating context.
Studies of emergency department settings and small geographic areas suggest an association may exist, although how that association may vary by sex is not clear.
In this study, we provide sex-stratified, nationally representative data on the association between NMUPD and dating violence victimization among US high school students.
The sample was restricted to students who dated during the 12 months before the survey, resulting in a sample of 5136 boys and 5307 girls.
Sex-stratified logistic regression models estimated adjusted prevalence ratios (a PRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) for associations between lifetime NMUPD and DVV.
Although associations between substance use and DV have been observed, limited information exists on the associations between NMUPD and DV.