The study reported here determined the youth risk behaviors of students in a rural high school. A 44-item questionnaire adapted from the Youth Risk Survey developed at the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention was administered. Findings indicate that some issues of national concern were not confirmed in this West Virginia sample. Tobacco and steroid use were not significant issues in this study. The areas of suicide ideation and food choices, however, highlighted areas of concern. Implications for practice are proposed.
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Summers, S., & Leary, P. (2002). Student Wellness Needs in Rural Appalachia. The Journal of Extension, 40(1), Article 14. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol40/iss1/14