Cultural bases of risk behavior: Danish adolescents.

  title={Cultural bases of risk behavior: Danish adolescents.},
  author={Jeffery J. Arnett and L Balle-Jensen},
  journal={Child development},
  volume={64 6},
Risk behavior was investigated among 1,053 Danish adolescents aged 12-20. Driving a care while intoxicated was rare even among the oldest adolescents, but riding a bicycle while intoxicated was reported by the majority of adolescents aged 14-20. Driving a car at high speeds was widespread among the oldest adolescents (aged 18-20), but still lower than rates reported for same-age American adolescents. Rates of sex without contraception were higher than expected, in spite of early and extensive… CONTINUE READING

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