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Clustering of Multiple Chronic Disease Risk Behaviors among Middle School Youth

Volume 6 - Issue 2

Karly S Geller*, Kristen Welker, Rebecca Williams and Grace B Tigue

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    • Associate Professor, Miami University, USA

    *Corresponding author: Karly S Geller, Associate Professor, Miami University, 420 S. Oak Street, 214 Phillips Hall, Oxford OH, 45056, USA

Received: June 22, 2018;   Published: June 27, 2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.06.001310

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Health-risk behaviors cluster or co-occur among youth populations [1-3], leading to increased risk for overweight/obesity and related chronic illnesses [4]. However, evidence specific to middle- school aged youth remains limited. In the current study the prevalence of multiple risk behaviors among middle-school aged youth are described and examined for co-occurrence. Outcomes are expected to inform the development of future research and intervention efforts among similar youth populations

Abbreviations: PA: Physical Inactivity; TV: Television; FVC: Fruit and Vegetable Consumption; SMK: Cigarette Smoking; SMKL: Smokeless Tobacco; ALC: Alcohol

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