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School Enrollment: Detailed Tables

Categories: Children,Education,Education-Higher,Labor/Employment,Statistics,Youth

http://www.census.gov/hhes/school/data/cps/2013/tables.html

8 tables on enrollment at all education levels with demographic characteristics of enrollees.  From the Census Bureau

 

Prevalence of Underweight Among Children and Adolescents Aged 2-19 Years: United States, 1963-1965 Through 2011-2012

Categories: Children,Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hestat/underweight_child_11_12/underweight_child_11_12.pdf

Reports that 3.5% of children and adolescents are underweight with trends from the 1960s. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity Among Children and Adolescents: United States, 1963-1965 Through 2011-2012

Categories: Children,Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hestat/obesity_child_11_12/obesity_child_11_12.pdf

Estimates that 17% of U.S. children and adolescents aged 2-19 are obese and another 15% are overweight and provides limited estimates of trends since the 1960s.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Report to Congress on the Runaway and Homeless Youth Programs, Fiscal Years 2012 and 2013

Categories: Housing/Homelessness,Marriage/Family,Youth

http://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/fysb/rhy_report_to_congress_fy1213.pdf

Discusses the activities and accomplishments of the program.  From the Family and Youth Services Bureau of the Administration for Children and Families

 

State Mandated Financial Education and the Credit Behavior of Young Adults

Categories: Education,Financial Crisis/Markets,Youth

http://www.federalreserve.gov/pubs/feds/2014/201468/201468pap.pdf

Examines the credit scores and delinquency rates of young adults in three states where personal financial education mandates were established in 2007 to see if the programs have been successful.  From the Federal Reserve

 

Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors Among Detained Youth

Categories: Births/Deaths,Crime/Justice,Mental Health,Youth

http://ojjdp.gov/pubs/243891.pdf

Incarcerated youth die by suicide at a rate two to three times higher than that of youth in the general population.  This report studies suicide as it pertains to youth and jail and offers directions for further research.  From the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

 

Use of Selected Nonmedication Mental Health Services by Adolescent Boys and Girls with Serious Emotional or Behavioral Difficulties: United States, 2010-2012

Categories: Mental Health,Statistics,Youth

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db163.pdf

Describes differences between boys and girls in the use of nonmedication mental health services in various school and non-school settings among adolescents aged 12-17 with serious emotional or behavioral difficulties.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

More than a Quarter-million Youth Who had Never Smoked a Cigarette Used E-Cigarettes in 2013

Categories: Health/Medical,Smoking/Tobacco,Youth

http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2014/p0825-e-cigarettes.html

Press release describing research study which found that youths smoking e-cigarettes were almost twice as likely  to smoke conventional cigarettes.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

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