The Centers for Disease Control recently released their annual youth risk behavior surveillance report. This report details the risky behavior that teenagers engage in and it is divided into six categories:
- Behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence (33% of high school students had texted or e-mailed while driving within the thirty days before the survey).
- Tobacco use (18% had smoked cigarettes).
- Alcohol and other drug use (39% had drunk alcohol and 23% had used marijuana).
- Sexual behaviors that contribute to unintended pregnancy and HIV (47% of students had ever had sexual intercourse).
- Unhealthy dietary behaviors (6% had not eaten a vegetable in the week before the survey).
- Physical inactivity (31% had played a video or computer game for 3 or more hours on an average school day).
You can see results for Iowa here. You can read the national report below: