Sex, Drugs More Common in Hyper-Texting Teens
November 12, 2010
Teens who text more than 120 times per day are more likely to have had sex or used drugs and alcohol than teens who send fewer messages, according to research presented this week at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association in Denver.
So-called hyper-texters constitute about 20 percent of teens. They are 3.5 times as likely as more moderate texters to have had sex and more likely to have been in a physical fight, to binge drink, to take illegal drugs or to use medicine that was not prescribed for them.
11.09.2010; Mike Stobbe
This article was provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update. Visit the CDC's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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