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Teens' Risky Behavior Declines

Teens' Risky Behavior Declines


Risky sexual behavior by teens is down from levels reported 15 years ago, according to the 2005 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey, conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Teens ever having had sex: 54% in 1991 47% in 2005 Teens using a condom during most recent intercourse: 46% in 1991 63% in 2005 Teens reporting current alcohol use: 51% in 1991 43% in 2005 The survey included responses from more than 14,000 high school students in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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