Year: 2000 Source: International Quarterly of Community Health Education, v.20, no.2, (2000-2001), p.115-131 SIEC No: 20030447

This study presents the findings of a survey of health risk behaviors of entering students at the American University of Beirut as a first attempt to examine adolescent health behaviors in postwar Lebanon. The final sample used for analysis included 954 students. The most frequently occuring risk behaviors were unhealthy dietary patterns, lack of seat belt use, lack of exercise, and poor oral hygiene. Also common were physical fighting, smoking and alcohol use. Sexual activity, drug and sedative use, and suicide ideation were least common. (24 refs)