Teen Risk-Taking: A Statistical Portrait

Research Report

Teen Risk-Taking: A Statistical Portrait

Abstract

This booklet provides a statistical portrait of teen participation in 10 of the most prevalent risk behaviors. It focuses on the overall participation in each behavior and in multiple risk-taking. The booklet presents the overall incidence and patterns of teen involvement in the following risk behaviors: Regular alcohol use; Regular binge drinking; Regular tobacco use; Marijuana use; Other illegal drug use; Fighting; Weapon carrying; Suicidal thoughts; Suicide attempts; Risky sexual activity.

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