Defining and understanding healthy lifestyles choices for adolescents.

  title={Defining and understanding healthy lifestyles choices for adolescents.},
  author={K. N. He and Ellen Kramer and Robert Francis Houser and Virginia Rall Chomitz and Karen Ann Hacker},
  journal={The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine},
  volume={35 1},
PURPOSE To: (a) establish criteria for defining positive health behaviors and lifestyle; and (b) identify characteristics of adolescents who practice a healthy lifestyle. METHODS Responses from a 1998 survey via questionnaire, of 1487 students, from a public high school, Cambridge, Massachusetts, were used to assess correlates of healthy lifestyle choices. Strict and broad assessments of healthy behaviors were defined for students: use of alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs; sexual behavior… CONTINUE READING

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