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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

 

Suicide Rates for Teens Aged 15-19 Years by Sex, United States, 1975-2015

Categories: Births/Deaths,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Statistics,Youth

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6630a6.htm

Provides a graph and brief trend discussion of the variation of suicide rates over the 40 year period for male and female teens.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Sexual Activity and Contraceptive Use Among Teenagers in the United States, 2011-2015

Categories: Health/Medical,Sex Issues,Statistics,Youth

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr104.pdf

Presents national estimates of sexual activity and contraceptive use among males and females aged 15-19 in the U.S. for the five year period.  42% of never-married females and 44% of never-married males had sexual intercourse at least once, levels comparable to those earlier in the current century.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

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