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Does bullying cause health problems?

Almost 3,000 children (aged 7 to 10 years) were interviewed by school nurses in London primary schools in the academic year 1992-93. It was found that there was more chance of children having health problems if they were being bullied. The symptoms they mentioned included poor sleep, bed wetting, feeling sad, headaches and stomach pains. It was also found that as the frequency of bullying increased, so did the risk of having these health problems.
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Article details

K Williams, M Chambers, S Logan, D Robinson (1996) 'Association of Common Health Symptoms with Bullying in Primary School Children', in 'British Medical Journal', Volume 313, Issue 7048.
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Graph details

See the graph in the above article, page 4, table 4, 'Association between reported bullying and other health symptoms'.
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