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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


Health Insurance Status of Young Adults, Ages 19-25, 2013

Categories: Health Insurance,Statistics,Youth

Provides estimates of uninsured rates for young adults.  Examines variations in the rates by sex, race/ethnicity, student status, and region.  From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Psychosocial Maturity and Desistance from Crime in a Sample of Serious Juvenile Offenders

Categories: Crime/Justice,Youth

Tracks 1,300 serious juvenile offenders for seven years after conviction as they attempt to transition into early adulthood.  Provides a look at how young people mature out of crime and what society can do to promote positive changes in the lives of youth.  From the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.


Unemployment and Depression Among Emerging Adults in 12 States …

Categories: Health/Medical,Labor/Employment,Mental Health,Youth

Finds that the high rate of unemployment among those aged 18 to 25 is leading to a high rate of depression.  The incidence of depression was 3 times higher for unemployed than employed emerging adults. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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