Altogether 3063 students learning at 3 higher educational establishments of Tashkent (the medical institute, polytechnical institute, and university) were examined for the prevalence of the main risk factors for coronary heart disease (CHD). The low physical activity turned out to be the most prevalent risk factor (RF). It was discovered in 71.3% of the examined (in 70.4% of the youths and 72.2% of the girls). As regards the prevalence, tobacco smoking ranked second (it was recorded in 17.7% of the examined). It was mainly identified among the youths. Meanwhile among the girls, tobacco smokers only constituted 7.2%. The overweight was established in 8.4% of the examined. In the girls, it was encountered more frequently than in the youths (in 11.1 and 6.2%, respectively). 6.7% of the examined had high arterial pressure: in 8.6% of the youths and in 4.5% of the girls. Dyslipoproteinemia was discovered in 6.5% of the examined: in 4.2% of the youths and in 2.3% of the girls. As far as the girls are concerned, they usually manifested one risk factor for CHD whereas the youths the combination of the two or three risk factors.