Fewer High School Students Engage in Health Risk Behaviors; Racial and Ethnic Differences Persist

A teenage girl and several teen boys sitting in a classroomFewer U.S. high school students are engaging in health risk behaviors
compared to their counterparts from 15 years ago, according to the 2005 National
Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), released today by the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC). Despite an overall decrease in health risk
behaviors among high school students since 1991, racial and ethnic differences