May 27, 2017

Category: Risky Behavior

Using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth this study: (1) identifies profiles of risky behaviors, (2) investigates how environmental characteristics predict these profiles of risky behaviors (e.g., delinquency, smoking, drug use, drinking, sexual behavior, and exercise), and (3) examines how these profiles of risky behaviors relate to positive and negative youth outcomes.

This 2009 article reviews relevant literature, including trends in young males’ marijuana use and health effects of marijuana use.

Progress on the 21 Critical Health Objectives was reviewed as part of the Healthy People 2010 Midcourse Review. The review found little or no improvement on most objectives.

This 2007 paper provides an overview of the availability of data for specific adolescent sub-populations, such as rural and homeless/runaway youth, by the 21 Critical Health Objectives of Healthy People 2010.

This 2007 article reviews the overall health of adolescent males and discusses the issues we should focus on to improve male health.

This 2007 article discusses clinical considerations for and summarizes national data on alcohol and cigarette use among male adolescents and young adults.

Of the 107 Healthy People 2010 Objectives that pertain to adolescents and young adults, 21 objectives were identified as “critical” by a national expert consensus panel.

This 2006 article synthesizes national data to present a health profile of young adults, reviewing social indicators that describe the context of young adulthood and presenting measures of health status.

This brief highlights priority health issues for adolescent & young adult males and identifies key gender & racial/ethnic disparities.