A descriptive study of youth risk behavior in urban and rural secondary school students in El Salvador

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A descriptive study of youth risk behavior in urban…

This is a research study by the University of Texas to the behavior of youth at risk in El Salvador.

Adolescence is an important stage of life for establishing healthy behaviors, attitudes, and lifestyles that contribute to current and future health. Health risk behavior is one indicator of health of young people that may serve both as a measure of health over time as well as a target for health policies and programs. This study examined the prevalence and distribution of youth health risk behaviors from five risk behavior domains–aggression, victimization, depression and suicidal ideation, substance use, and sexual behaviors–among public secondary school students in central El Salvador.

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