Background. There is no doubt about the aggressiveness increase in the population. All mass-media
keep informing us about this problem. Based on the project ELSPAC data we considered participation
in a brawl as an expression of aggressiveness and estimated its gravity depending on the place of
treatment. From the information given in the questionnaire (wide variety of information about the
respondent’s family, upbringing, health and psychic condition) we searched for relationships between
these injuries and their gravity.
Methods and Results. 894 men out of 4,5 thousand ELSPAC study participants in Brno and the Znojmo
district gave information about their injuries from brawls and they also stated if they were treated with
the injury on the hospital bed, as an outpatient or only at home. The vast majority of the injuries
happened between their 16th – 18th year of age.
Conclusions. Dysfunctional family, ineffective upbringing, scholarity defects, low education, higher
morbidity in the personal history together with the higher up-to-date accident rate of the respondent and
his family members were assessed as factors associated with brawl injury occurence. The injury gravity
was however less often associated with these factors than the injury occurence.
aggressiveness and family, aggressiveness and injury, brawl injuries, male aggressiveness,
child aggressiveness, aggressiveness and stress, aggressiveness and education, aggressiveness and