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Health Risk Behaviors and Academic Achievement

Data from the National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) show a negative association between health-risk behaviors and academic achievement among high school students. This means that students with higher grades are less likely to engage in health-risk behaviors than their classmates with lower grades, and students who do not engage in health-risk behaviors receive higher grades than their classmates who do engage in health-risk behaviors.

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Sept. 2012