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Births in the United States, 2014

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics,Women,Youth

This report presents key demographic and maternal/infant health indicators by race and Hispanic origin. Also includes trends in fertility rates, teen birth rates, and cesarean and preterm birth rates. From the National Center for Health Statistics


Racial and Gender Disparities in Suicide Among Young Adults Aged 18-24: United States, 2009-2013

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics,Youth

Suicide was the second leading cause of death among young adults in the U.S. in 2013. This report examines suicide rates and methods among young adults by sex and race and Hispanic origin. From the National Center for Health Statistics


Caloric Intake from Fast Food Among Children and Adolescents in the United States, 2011-2012

Categories: Children,Food/Nutrition,Statistics,Youth

From 1994 to 2006, caloric intake from fast food increased from 10% to 13% among children aged 2-18 years. This report presents the most recent data on the percentage of calories consumed from fast food among U.S. children by sex, age group, race and Hispanic origin, poverty status, and weight status.   From the National Center for Health Statistics


Prevalence of Obesity Among Children and Adolescents in the United States and Canada

Categories: Canada,Children,Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

Finds higher prevalence of obesity in children and adolescents aged 3-19 in the U.S. than in Canada.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Employment and Unemployment Among Youth, Summer 2015

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics,Youth

Reports that 52.7% of young people were employed in July 2015, little changed from a year earlier.  Also provides statistics on the employment status of the population 16 to 24 years old by sex, race, and Hispanic ethnicity, and by the industries employing them.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


School Start Times for Middle School and High School Students, United States, 2011-12 School Year

Categories: Children,Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

Describes the problems of adolescent sleep deprivation and how early school start times contribute to the problem.  Also provides state level data on average start times and percentage distribution of students with various start times.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Sexual Activity, Contraceptive Use, and Childbearing of Teenagers Aged 15-19 in the United States

Categories: Abortion/Contraception,Births/Deaths,Headlines,Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

In 2013 the U.S. birth rate for teenagers dropped 57% from its peak in 1991, but U.S. rates are higher than those in other developed countries.  This report provides trends and recent national estimates of sexual activity, contraceptive use, and childbearing for U.S. teens.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Youth Athletes: Sports Programs’ Guidance, Practices, and Policies to Help Prevent and Respond to Sexual Abuse

Categories: Athletics/Exercise,Children,Sex Issues,Youth

Examines the role of federal agencies in preventing sexual abuse of young athletes and steps that high performance athletic programs take to prevent and respond to such abuse.  From the Government Accountability Office


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