high-risk behavior


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high-risk behavior

Public health A lifestyle activity that places a person at ↑ risk of suffering a particular condition. See Safe sex practices.
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The IDUs who gave a history of sex-related high-risk behavior, nearly 18% had paid sex while 12% had multiple partners.
Psychiatrists often are comfortable discussing patients' sexual and substance use history, which allows them to uncover and effectively address high-risk behaviors with appropriate testing and counseling.
That form, the Commander's Report of Disciplinary or Administrative Action, helps the Army keep track of a Soldier's high-risk behavior throughout his career, ensuring commanders at a new unit have visibility of a Soldier's past behavior.
Neurological dysfunction associated with high-risk behaviors has received little scrutiny in female prison inmate populations.
lack of appropriate parental monitoring, supervision, and communication, high family conflict and disorganization, parental stress and depression, lack of parent-child bonding, and negative discipline methods) and two or more youth/adolescent high-risk behaviors (e.
These sessions offer teens the opportunity to let their parents know how they may have contributed to the teen's high-risk behavior.
Medical costs for chronic diseases, most of which are caused by the type of high-risk behavior typified by the rankings listed above, account for 60% of these costs.
The survey selected 236 men and 97 women in 11 state prisons to determine the rate of high-risk behavior.
1%) which appeared to have an obviously exaggerated report of high-risk behavior, operationally defined as endorsing all six of the following actions in the past 30 days at school: carried a gun, carried a knife, carried another weapon, got in a fight, drank alcohol, and used drugs.
And it would be a public policy that sends the tight message -- unlike, say, a lottery that would put the government in the position of promoting high-risk behavior.
If it is successfully mandated for children in all 50 states, a precedent will be set for other vaccines against diseases that are not highly contagious and that can easily be prevented by abstaining from high-risk behavior.