Table 1: Adolescent and Adult Outcome Measures—Probabilities


Problem Outcome Prevalence Odds

Violent offending (felony assault)

Adolescent 0.328 0.488
Adult 0.106 0.119
Property offending (felony theft)

Adolescent 0.232 0.302
Adult 0.110 0.124
Marijuana use

Adolescent 0.441 0.789
Adult 0.466 0.873
Polydrug use

Adolescent 0.173 0.209
Adult 0.300 0.429
Problem drug use

Adolescent NA NA
Adult 0.218 0.279
Serious domestic violence perpetration

Adolescent NA NA
Adult 0.208 0.263
Serious domestic violence victimization

Adolescent NA NA
Adult 0.266 0.362
Violent victimization

Adolescent 0.683 2.155
Adult 0.353 0.546
Property victimization

Adolescent 0.831 4.917
Adult 0.625 1.667
Adolescent mental health problems 0.223 0.287
Adult mental health problems

  Anxiety

    Ever 0.054 0.057
    1992 0.033 0.034
  Depression

    Ever 0.137 0.159
    1992 0.092 0.101
  Posttraumatic stress disorder

    Ever 0.094 0.104
    1992 0.047 0.049


Note: Prevalence refers to the probability of experiencing an outcome. Odds compare the probability of experiencing an outcome with the probability of not experiencing the outcome. See discussion of prevalence and odds on this page.

NA = not applicable.



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Short- and Long-Term Consequences of
Adolescent Victimization
Youth Violence Research Bulletin February 2002