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This was a study of 102 adolescent females, 12-20 years of age, presenting to a central city clinic for medical care. Participants completed an oral questionnaire that included demographics, and questions regarding scholastic history, sexual behavior, and substance use. Each subject completed the Accuracy Level Test (ALT), a reading test. The subject's reading test grade level was subtracted from her appropriate grade in school to give a reading delay level (RDL). The mean reading grade level for all subjects was 6.7 ±2.6 and the average reading delay was 4.5 ±2.5 grades. Poor school attenders had greater reading delays (5.8 ±3.4 grades behind vs. 4.3 ±2.2 for good attenders p
Matson, Steven C. and Haglund, Kristin, "Relationship Between Scholastic and Health Behaviors and Reading Level in Adolescent Females" (2000). College of Nursing Faculty Research and Publications. 43.