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National Youth Risk Behavior Survey Finds Alcohol Use Down

According to an abstract released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), alcohol use among high school students has declined. The CDC’s National Youth Risk Behavior Survey, which examines trends and results for 104 health-risk behaviors, found that in 2013, 35 percent of students said they had used alcohol in the previous month, compared to 39 percent in 2011. CDC conducts the survey to identify health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of morbidity and mortality among youth and adults and to help monitor the effectiveness of public health interventions.