Vulnerability and risk situations self-reported by adolescent students


  • Maria Veraci Oliveira Queiroz
  • Jacirene Gonçalves Lima Franco
  • Laura Martins Mendes Cavaleiro
  • Eysler Gonçalves Maia Brasil


Adolescent, Vulnerability, Health Promotion.


One aimed to characterize the profile of adolescents regarding their socio-demographic aspects and describe the risk and vulnerability situations mentioned by them. This is a descriptive and quantitative study carried out with 500 school adolescent students aged between 13 and 19 years old, from the city of Iguatu-CE, Brazil. One applied a questionnaire in the school in August 2008. Data were analyzed using a statistical program. The results showed that adolescents were predominantly from the urban area (59.25%); females (60.0%), most interviewees reported living with their parents (84.6%) and had income less than or equal to a minimum wage (64.2%). The use of licit and illicit drugs was identified as a factor that exposes adolescents’ health to risks (59.2%), and they considered the prevention important (18.2%), including healthy eating habits (15.2%). The adolescents saw the risks present in daily life and the possibilities of prevention through education in the family and school environment.





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Queiroz, M. V. O., Franco, J. G. L., Cavaleiro, L. M. M., & Brasil, E. G. M. (2013). Vulnerability and risk situations self-reported by adolescent students. Rev Rene, 14(3). Retrieved from



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