Attending a private school is not a panacea for risky behaviors, according to a South Carolina study.

In an anonymous survey of 6,606 youths, both public and private school students reported substantial involvement in health risk behaviors such as drinking before driving and having sexual intercourse. In general, public school students were more likely than those in private schools to participate in risky behaviors, but more private school students reported smoking cigarettes in the past 30 days and using alcohol, among other health risk behaviors.

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