Latest Youth Risk Behavior Survey Stories

2014-06-13 12:24:58

However, Student Suicide Attempts Continue To Show A Downward Trend Over The Longer Term NEW YORK, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. high school students, grades 9-12, have shown a slight increase from 7.8 percent to 8.0 percent from 2011 to 2013 in those students who have attempted suicide one or more times, according to the 2013 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) released yesterday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition, youth who have...

Sleep Deprivation In Teens Leads To Risky Behaviors
2011-09-27 05:10:53

According to the 2007 national Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 68.9 percent of adolescents were found to be sleep deprived. And the students who were rated as sleep deprived were more likely to engage in risky health behaviors. Ten major health risk behaviors have been associated with students who are considered sleep-deprived. Students drank one or more soda daily, did not participate in 60 minutes of physical activity in 5 of the last 7 days, computer use for more than 3 hours a day, in a...

2008-12-19 14:40:01

Getting teens to quit high-risk behavior may not get them to quit high-risk sexual behavior, U.S. researchers suggest. Researchers at the Mailman School of Public Health found that sexual behaviors vary considerably between youth engaged in no-risk health behaviors and those engaged in multiple health risk behaviors such as smoking and drinking and driving. Lead author Dr. John Santelli and his team analyzed data from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey, a nationally representative survey of...

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