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Youth Risk Behavior Study Finds Promising Results for Young Black Males

March 16, 2007

The results of the 2005 Youth Risk Behavior Survey indicate that black boys were less likely than white or Hispanic youths to use tobacco, alcohol, cocaine, and other drugs and were also less likely to drive while drinking alcohol. "But what's most promising is the usage of condoms by young black males," said Renee R. Jenkins, MD, professor and chairperson of the Department of Pediatrics and Child Health at Howard University School of Medicine. In the survey of almost 14,000 US high school students, 42.3 percent of Hispanics, 37.4 percent of whites and 31.1 percent of blacks said they did not use a condom the last time they had sex. The survey's results were released by CDC.

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Adapted from:
Black Enterprise
03.2007; Mashaun D. Simon


  
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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
 
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