Adolescent Health Study NPR's Jon Hamilton reports on a new study on adolescent health. Half of young people questioned said they used alcohol in the past year, and a quarter of them reported carrying, using, or being injured by a weapon this year. Researchers say failure in school and unstructured free time seem to be the leading predictors of risky behavior, not economic status, race, or family structure.

Adolescent Health Study

Adolescent Health Study

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NPR's Jon Hamilton reports on a new study on adolescent health. Half of young people questioned said they used alcohol in the past year, and a quarter of them reported carrying, using, or being injured by a weapon this year. Researchers say failure in school and unstructured free time seem to be the leading predictors of risky behavior, not economic status, race, or family structure.