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Perception of Weight Status in U.S. Children and Adolescents Aged 8-15 Years, 2005-2012

Categories: Children,Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db158.pdf

About 30% of children and teens misperceive their weight status.  Accurate weight status perception has been linked to appropriate weight control behaviors in youth at a time when nearly 17% of children and adolescents are obese. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Fruit and Vegetable Consumption of U.S. Youth, 2009-2010

Categories: Children,Food/Nutrition,Statistics,Youth

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db156.pdf

Examines the percentage of youth, aged 2-19 years, who consumed fruits and vegetables on a given day in the 2009-2010 period.  Also examines differences by age, race and Hispanic origin.  Finds that about 25% of youth consumed no fruit and about 10% no vegetables on a given day.

From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

America’s Young Adults: Special Issue 2014

Categories: Careers,Headlines,Health/Medical,Labor/Employment,Marriage/Family,Statistics,Youth

http://childstats.gov/pdf/ac2014/YA_14.pdf

Though usually focusing on statistics related to children and families, this agency devotes the 2014 issue to a focus on the well-being of older youth as they transition into adulthood in a time of economic challenges. Go to page 3 to find beginning of report.  From the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics

 

Financial Literacy of 15-Year-Olds: Results from PISA2012

Categories: Education,Statistics,Youth

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2014/2014102.pdf

U.S. 15 year olds scored slightly below international averages in financial literacy according to the Program for International Student Assessment.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

TV Watching and Computer Use in U.S. Youth Aged 12-15, 2012

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics,Telecommunications/Internet,Youth

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db157.pdf

Presents national estimates of television watching and computer use outside of school by American youth including characteristics by sex, race and weight status.  Excessive TV and computer use has been linked to obesity among youth.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance, United States, 2013

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Health/Medical,Sex Issues,Statistics,Youth

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/pdf/ss/ss6304.pdf

Presents the results of the latest survey of six categories of priority health-risk behaviors among youth and young adults including tobacco, alcohol and drug use, physical inactivity, and sexual behaviors that lead to unintended pregnancies or STDs. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Why Do Youth Join Boko Haram?

Categories: Africa,Terrorism,Youth

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR348-Why_do_Youth_Join_Boko_Haram.pdf

Examines the reasons why young men join extremist organizations like Boko Haram and what the Nigerian government might do to alleviate this problem. From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Health Insurance Status of Young Adults Ages 19-25, 2012

Categories: Health Insurance,Statistics,Youth

http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_files/publications/st437/stat437.pdf

Provides estimates of uninsured rates for the U.S. civilian population between the ages of 19 and 25.  Estimates that 42% of young adults, aged 19-25, were uninsured at some time in 2012 and 15% were uninsured for the entire year.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

 

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