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Prevalence of Underweight Among Children and Adolescents Aged 2-19 Years: United States, 1963-1965 Through 2013-2014

Categories: Children,Food/Nutrition,Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hestat/underweight_child_13_14/underweight_child_13_14.pdf

Finds that 3.8% of U.S. children and youth aged 2-19 are underweight.  Table shows trends by age groups since 1970.   From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity Among Children and Adolescents Aged 2-19 Years: United States, 1963-1965 Through 2013-2014

Categories: Children,Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hestat/obesity_child_13_14/obesity_child_13_14.pdf

Finds that 17.2% of U.S. children and youth aged 2-19 are obese and another 16.2% are overweight.  Charts and tables show trends since 1960s.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

 

Co-Offending Among Adolescents in Violent Victimizations, 2004-13

Categories: Children,Crime/Justice,Statistics,Youth

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/caavv0413.pdf

Presents estimates of nonfatal violent victimizations perceived by the victim to be committed by adolescents ages 12 to 17 during 2004-13.  Includes the type of crime, weapon use, victim injury, and whether reported to police.     From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

PREA Data Collection Activities, 2016

Categories: Crime/Justice,Laws/Regulations,Sex Issues,Statistics,Youth

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/pdca16.pdf

Describes methods used and results obtained from information gathering activities related to the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003.  Most 2016 activities related to juvenile correctional facilities.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Facility-Level and Individual-Level Correlates of Sexual Victimization in Juvenile Facilities, 2012

Categories: Crime/Justice,Sex Issues,Statistics,Youth

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/flilcsvjf12.pdf

Examines characteristics of correctional facilities for youth that relate to sexual victimization and youth characteristics that can predict sexual victimization.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance, United States, 2015

http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/data/yrbs/pdf/2015/ss6506_updated.pdf

Full results of a survey on health-related activities and behaviors of youth.  Includes smoking cigarettes and e-cigarettes, texting while driving, prescription drug misuse, and sexual behavior.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Cigarette Smoking Among U.S. High School Students At An All-time Low, but E-Cigarette Use a Concern

http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2016/p0609-yrbs.html

Agency press release summarizing results of the 2015 results from the National Youth Risk Behavior Survey.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Dear Colleague Letter on Transgender Students

Categories: Children,Civil/Human Rights,Education,Education-Higher,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Sex Issues,Youth

http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/letters/colleague-201605-title-ix-transgender.pdf

Letter of guidance sent to public schools and colleges directing them to provide transgender students with access to bathrooms and locker rooms that match their chosen gender identity.  The letter summarizes school obligations toward transgender students under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and how the federal government will evaluate a school’s compliance with those obligations.  The letter begins on p. 2 following a Notice of Language Assistance.  From the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department and the Office for Civil Rights of the U. S. Department of Education.

 

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