Significant Multiple Risk Behaviors Among U.S. High School Students 

by Harriette B. Fox, Margaret A. McManus, and Katherine N. Arnold, March 2010

Based on an original analysis of the 2007 Youth Risk Behavior Survey, this fact sheet provides national information on multiple health risk behaviors among high school students. It examines 12 types of significant health risk behaviors that include unsafe sexual behaviors, unhealthy eating and exercise patterns, mental health and substance use problems, and behaviors that contribute to violence. It reports on the prevalence and co-occurrence of these health risk behaviors and also differences by gender, race and ethnicity, and grade level. Implications for preventive interventions are also discussed. See more