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Trends in Asthma Prevalence, Health Care & Mortality
Children aged 0–17 years had higher asthma prevalence (9.5%) than adults aged 18 and over (7.7%) for the period 2008–2010. Females had higher asthma prevalence than males (9.2% compared with 7.0%).

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Break the Silence: Stop the Violence
It may shock you to know that one out of every eleven teens reports being hit or physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend in the past twelve months. But why is that, and how can we change it? In "Break The Silence: Stop the Violence," parents talk with teens about developing healthy, respectful relationships before they start dating.

Injuries among Children and Adolescents
Males are more likely to die of an unintentional injury, homicide, suicide, or drowning. Male high school students are less likely than female students to wear seat belts.

More Teen Males Using Condoms
The percentage of teen males aged 15-19 years in the United States who used a condom the first time they had sex increased between 2002 and 2006-2010, according to a CDC report.

Nonfatal Traumatic Brain Injuries Related to Sports and Recreation Activities Among Persons Aged ≤19 Years - United States, 2001--2009
For males and females aged ≤9 years, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) most commonly occurred during playground activities or when bicycling. For persons aged 10-19 years, males sustained TBIs most often while playing football or bicycling.

Preventing Teen Dating Violence
Did you know that in the past 12 months, one in 10 teens report being hit or physically hurt on purpose by a boyfriend or girlfriend at least once? Dating violence can happen to any teen, anytime, anywhere. But it doesn't have to happen at all. Learn how to prevent teen dating violence and promote healthy relationships with CDC's online resources.

Easy Read Safe and Healthy Kids and Teens
Learn tips for raising safe and healthy kids and download kids' activity sheets to help teach them healthy habits.

Talk to Teens about Healthy Relationships
Kids who report being physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend in the past year are more likely to report unhealthy behaviors like binge drinking, suicide attempts, and physical fighting. Find out what can be done.

Teen Drivers
In 2005, the motor vehicle death rate for male drivers and passengers age 16 to 19 was more than one and a half times that of their female counterparts.

QuickStats: Death Rate among Teens Aged 15-19 Years, by Sex: National Vital Statistics System- United States, 1985-2005 (1/27/09)
During 1985-2005, death rates among all teens aged 15-19 years declined substantially, from a high of 88.7 deaths per 100,000 population in 1991 to 65.0 in 2005. This decline resulted primarily from a 28% decrease in the death rate for males aged 15-19 years during that period. In 2005, a total of 13,703 deaths occurred among all teens aged 15-19 years.

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