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08 June 2011

Gay teens more likely to engage in risky behaviours

Gay, lesbian and bisexual high school learners are more likely to engage in such risky behaviour as smoking, drinking alcohol and carrying guns, a study claims.

Gay, lesbian and bisexual high school students are more likely than heterosexual students to engage in such risky behaviour as smoking, drinking alcohol and carrying guns, a Centres for Disease Control and Prevention study found.

The study, which surveyed 156,000 high school students is the largest of its kind by the federal government.

 
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