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High School Students’ Views on Who Influences Their Thinking about Education and Careers

Categories: Careers,Education,Statistics,Youth

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2018/2018088.pdf

Uses a 2009 survey to determine the relative importance of school officials in helping students decide on future education and career fields. From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

Estimated Prevalence of Children with Diagnosed Developmental Disabilities in the United States, 2014-2016

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

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db291.pdf

Provides the latest prevalence estimates for diagnosed autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, and other developmental delay among U.S. children aged 3-17.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Prevalence of Obesity Among Adults and Youth: United States, 2015-2016

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

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db288.pdf

Provides the most recent national estimates on obesity prevalence by sex, age, race, and Hispanic origin.  The prevalence of obesity among U.S. adults in the period of coverage was 39.8%, while for youth it was 18.5%.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

First-Generation and Continuing-Generation College Students: A Comparison of High School and Postsecondary Experiences

Categories: Education-Higher,Statistics,Youth

https://nces.ed.gov/pubs2018/2018009.pdf

Examines background and educational characteristics, plans for college or postsecondary enrollment, and postsecondary completion patterns of first-generation college students compared with peers who have college-educated parents.  From the National Center for Education Statistics

 

FDA Approval Brings First Gene Therapy to the United States

Categories: Children,Headlines,Health/Medical,Science/Technology,Youth

https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm574058.htm

Agency press release announces what it terms an historic action to approve a gene therapy, known as Kymriah for the treatment of leukemia in children and young adults. The cell-based gene therapy is approved for use in the U.S. for the treatment of patients up to 25 years of age. Includes links to additional information about the development.  From the Food and Drug Administration

 

Employment and Unemployment Among Youth, Summer 2017

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics,Youth

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/archives/youth_08162017.pdf

Estimates that nearly 55% of youth 16 to 24 years old were employed in July 2017, an increase of 1.6% from the previous summer.  The unemployment rate for youth was 9.6%.  Provides employment data by gender and race/ethnicity characteristics.  From the Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

Drug Overdose Deaths Among Adolescents Aged 15-19 in the United States: 1999-2015

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Statistics,Youth

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db282.pdf

Shows rates and trends for both males and females for the period.  Opioids accounted for the highest number of drug overdose deaths in the 15-19 age group. From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

U.S. and State Trends on Teen Births, 1990-2015

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

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data-visualization/teen-births/

Interactive tool that offers maps and trend lines for each of the 50 states by individual year or all years.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

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