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Comparison of health-risk behaviors among students attending alternative and traditional high schools in Minnesota.
J Sch Nurs. 2013 Oct; 29(5):343-52.JS

Abstract

Previous research, over a decade old, suggests students attending alternative high schools (AHS) engage in high levels of health-risk behaviors. Data from the 2007 Minnesota Student Survey for students attending AHS (n = 2,847) and traditional high schools (THS; n = 87,468) were used for this cross-sectional analysis to compare prevalence estimates, adjusted for age, race/ethnicity, and free and reduced lunch, for 28 health-risk behaviors. Students attending AHS were significantly more likely than students attending THS to report engaging in all behaviors related to unintentional injury and violence, tobacco use, alcohol and other drug use, and sexual activity, and were significantly less likely to report participating in physical activity, including sports teams. Students attending AHS continue to engage in high levels of health-risk behaviors as compared to their peers in THS. Updated national prevalence data were needed, as well as studies examining the role of protective factors in the lives of students attending AHS.

Authors+Show Affiliations

1School of Nursing, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

23263265

Citation

Johnson, Karen E., et al. "Comparison of Health-risk Behaviors Among Students Attending Alternative and Traditional High Schools in Minnesota." The Journal of School Nursing : the Official Publication of the National Association of School Nurses, vol. 29, no. 5, 2013, pp. 343-52.
Johnson KE, McMorris BJ, Kubik MY. Comparison of health-risk behaviors among students attending alternative and traditional high schools in Minnesota. J Sch Nurs. 2013;29(5):343-52.
Johnson, K. E., McMorris, B. J., & Kubik, M. Y. (2013). Comparison of health-risk behaviors among students attending alternative and traditional high schools in Minnesota. The Journal of School Nursing : the Official Publication of the National Association of School Nurses, 29(5), 343-52. https://doi.org/10.1177/1059840512469409
Johnson KE, McMorris BJ, Kubik MY. Comparison of Health-risk Behaviors Among Students Attending Alternative and Traditional High Schools in Minnesota. J Sch Nurs. 2013;29(5):343-52. PubMed PMID: 23263265.
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