Tag Archives: adolescents

Monitoring the Future national survey results on drug use, 1975-2014: Volume II, college students and adults ages 19-55

Monitoring the Future national survey results on drug use, 1975-2014: Volume II, college students and adults ages 19-55 (PDF) Source: Monitoring the Future (University of Michigan) From press release (PDF): Daily marijuana use among the nation’s college students is on the rise, surpassing daily cigarette smoking for the first time in 2014. A series of […]

School Start Times for Middle School and High School Students — United States, 2011–12 School Year

School Start Times for Middle School and High School Students — United States, 2011–12 School Year Source: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (CDC) Adolescents who do not get enough sleep are more likely to be overweight (1); not engage in daily physical activity (2); suffer from depressive symptoms (2); engage in unhealthy risk behaviors such […]

Teens, Technology and Friendships

Teens, Technology and Friendships Source: Pew Research Center For American teens, making friends isn’t just confined to the school yard, playing field or neighborhood – many are making new friends online. Fully 57% of teens ages 13 to 17 have made a new friend online, with 29% of teens indicating that they have made more […]

Teenage Pregnancy Prevention: Statistics and Programs

Teenage Pregnancy Prevention: Statistics and Programs (PDF) Source: Congressional Research Service (via Federation of American Scientists) In 2014, U.S. teen births accounted for 6.3% of all births and 13.9% of all nonmarital births. The birth rate for U.S. teenagers (ages 15 through 19) increased in 2006 and 2007 after a steady decline since 1991. However, […]

Significant decreases in underage cigarette smoking seen in nearly every state from 2003 to 2013

Significant decreases in underage cigarette smoking seen in nearly every state from 2003 to 2013 Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration A new report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) shows that from 2003 to 2013 levels of past month (current) underage cigarette smoking among those aged 12 to […]

New report shows steady decline in underage drinking from 2002 to 2013

New report shows steady decline in underage drinking from 2002 to 2013 Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration A new report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) shows a significant decline in the level of past month (current) underage alcohol consumption, as well as a drop in underage binge […]