Health risk behaviors in adolescents with chronic conditions.

@article{Suris2008HealthRB,
  title={Health risk behaviors in adolescents with chronic conditions.},
  author={J. C. Suris and P L Michaud and Christina Akr{\'e} and Susan M Sawyer},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2008},
  volume={122 5},
  pages={e1113-8}
}
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to compare the frequency of risk behaviors and to measure the extent of co-occurrence of these behaviors in chronically ill and healthy adolescents. METHODS Data were drawn from the 2002 Swiss Multicenter Adolescent Survey on Health database, a nationally representative survey of 7548 adolescents in postmandatory school aged 16 to 20 years. There were 760 subjects who reported a chronic illness and/or a disability. The comparison group consisted of… CONTINUE READING

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