CitationUdry, J. R.; Li, R. M.; & Hendrickson-Smith, J. (2003). Health and Behavior Risks of Adolescents with Mixed-Race Identity. American Journal of Public Health. vol. 93 (11) pp. 1865-1870
AbstractObjectives. This study compared the health and risk status of adolescents who identify with 1 race with those identifying with more than 1 race.
Methods. Data are derived from self-reports of race, using the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health), which provides a large representative national sample of adolescents in grades 7 through 12. Respondents could report more than 1 race.
Results. Mixed-race adolescents showed higher risk when compared with single-race adolescents on general health questions, school experience, smoking and drinking, and other risk variables.
Conclusions. Adolescents who self-identify as more than 1 race are at higher health and behavior risks. The findings are compatible with interpreting the elevated risk of mixed race as associated with stress.
Keyword(s)Racial/Ethnic Minorities & Health
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleAmerican Journal of Public Health
Author(s)Udry, J. R.
Li, R. M.