Youth High-Risk Behavior

Youth High-Risk Behavior

Youth High-Risk Behavior - the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors behaviors among young people that can adversely affect their health. Key areas of focus include TOBACCO use, substance abuse, sexual activity, PREGNANCY, violent behavior, ACCIDENTAL INJURIES, physical inactivity, EATING HABITS, and attempted suicide. YRBSS data help public health organizations develop intervention strategies and programs to reduce adverse health consequences among youth. The CDC surveys students in middle schools and high schools throughout the United States to collect YRBSS data.

HIGH-RISK HEALTH BEHAVIORS AMONG YOUTH
anabolic steroid use binge drinking
carrying a weapon cigarette smoking
does not drink milk does not eat fruit, vegetables
drinking and driving failure to wear bike helmet
fast food consumption fighting
ILLICIT DRUG USE lack of seat belt use
laxatives or diet aids to lose weight multiple sex partners
no regular physical exercise nonsmoking TOBACCO use
overweight or obese regular ALCOHOL consumption
riding with intoxicated driver sexual activity without a condom
suicide ideation or attempts  

See also LIFESTYLE AND HEALTH; HEALTHY PEOPLE 2010.

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