The second aim was to assess the relationship between our resultant classes and the covariates of gender, suicide attempt, and PTSD.
Two hundred and sixty-nine Greenlandic school students, aged 12-18 (M = 15.4, SD = 1.84) were assessed for their level of exposure to PTEs.
The purposes of the study were to analyse the lifetime prevalence of violence and sexual abuse among the Inuit in Greenland and to study the associations between health and having been the victim of violence or sexual abuse.
Associations were studied with specific attention to possible differences between women and men.
The first was to identify groups of adolescents based on their similarity of responding across a number of victimizing and potentially traumatic events (PTEs).
In doing so, we employed the statistical technique of Latent Class Analysis (LCA).
Logistic regression was subsequently implemented to ascertain the relationships between latent classes and covariates.
Three distinct classes were uncovered: a violence, neglect, and bullying class (class 1), a wide-ranging multiple PTE class (class 2), and a normative/baseline class (class 3).
Notably, classes 1 and 2 were largely separated by the presence or absence of sexual PTEs.
Individuals who reported having previously attempted suicide were almost six times more likely to be members of class 1 (OR = 5.97) and almost four times more likely to be members of class 2 (OR = 3.87) compared to the baseline class (class 3).
In addition, adolescents were assessed for the psychological impact of these events.