• Rodolfo Farías-García Servicio de Neurología, Hospital Regional No. 33, IMSS
  • Juanita Vázquez Servicio de Psiquiatría Hospital de Especialidades No. 25, IMSS, Monterrey, NL, México
  • Enrique Villarreal- Ríos Unidad de Investigación en Epidemiología y Sistemas de Salud, IMSS, Querétaro, México
  • Ana Laura Calderón-Garcidueñas Servicio de Investigacón Clínica Hospital de Especialidades No. 25, IMSS, Monterrey, NL, México


Comparar el perfil bio-psico-social  de dos grupos de  adolescentes con conducta agresiva delictiva. Se incluyeron el grupo de menores que cometieron homicidio (n = 42) y una muestra aleatoria (n = 42) de los que cometieron robo en un lapso de 4 años en el estado de Nuevo León. Se analizaron 24 variables. El análisis estadístico consistió en X2, razón de momios y regresión logística múltiple. La comparación entre los dos grupos reveló preponderancia en el tabaquismo (p= 0.008, RM 2.96), ingesta de  bebidas alcohólicas (p = 0.01, RM 4.11), disfunción familiar (p= 0.015, RM 3.4), enfermedad cerebral (p = 0.046, RM 2.45) entre los adolescentes que cometieron homicidio. El modelo más explicativo incluyó las tres primeras variables mencionadas  (X2= 19.69, R2= 0.16, p=  0.0002). Los homicidios ocurrieron predominantemente durante la noche (p=  0.001, RM 3.6) y estos adolescentes  presentaron deprivación crónica parcial de sueño nocturno. Conclusiones: Los hábitos personales y la dinámica familiar son importantes en estos grupos y revelan un área de oportunidad que debe ser atendida por las Instituciones correspondientes y por la Sociedad; mientras tanto, el respetar los períodos fisiológicos de sueño puede emerger como medida preventiva contra la máxima expresión de agresividad en adolescentes.



To  compare the biophycosocial profile of adolescents with aggressive offending behavior. The group of adolescents (n= 42) who committed homicide and a random sample (n = 42) of robbery cases  during a 4 years period in Nuevo Leon state were included. 24 variables were studied. X2, odd ratios and logistic regression analysis were performed. Comparison  between groups reveled preponderance in tobacco habit (p= 0.008, OR 2.96), alcoholic beverage consumption (p = 0.01, OR 4.11), family dysfunction  (p= 0.015, OR 3.4), and cerebral disease (p = 0.046, OR 2.45) among adolescents who committed homicide. The most explicative model included the first three variables  (X2= 19.69, R2= 0.16, p=  0.0002). Homicides were predominantly during the night (p=  0.001, OR 3.6) and these adolescents showed chronic partial nocturnal sleep deprivation. Conclusions: Personal habits and family functionality are important in these groups and reveal an opportunity area that  should be attended by the correspondent Institutions and by Society. In the mean time, the accomplishment of the physiological sleep periods may emerge as a preventive effort against the maximal expression of aggressive behavior.


Palabras clave: Adolescentes,  agresividad, perfil,  deprivación de sueño, sleep deprivation  


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Farías-García, R., Vázquez, J., Villarreal- Ríos, E., & Calderón-Garcidueñas, A. L. (2009). PERFIL BIO-PSICO-SOCIAL DE ADOLESCENTES CON CONDUCTA DELICTIVA EN EL ESTADO DE NUEVO LEON, MEXICO. RESPYN Revista Salud Pública Y Nutrición, 10(4). Recuperado a partir de



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