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CDC Releases New Data on the Connection between Health and Academics – September 7, 2017
CDC researchers analyzed data from the 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) to better assess the relationship between academic achievement and 30 health behaviors, including dietary, physical activity, substance use, sexual risk, violence-related and suicide-related behaviors. The results confirm that students with lower grades reported higher levels of health risk behaviors – and students with higher grades were more likely to report healthy behaviors.
The first nationally representative study of U.S. lesbian, gay and bisexual high school students finds they experience substantially higher levels of physical and sexual violence and bullying than other students – and are at risk for several serious outcomes.
Huffington Post Op-Ed Blog by Dr. Jonathan Mermin, NCHHSTP Director “Data Provide Insight to Improve Adolescents’ Health“ – October 6, 2015
International AIDS Conference 2014 – July 17, 2014
The 20th International AIDS Conference will take place from July 20-July 25. Throughout the conference, several CDC authors will present findings from their research in a number of topic areas, including a new analysis of trends in HIV testing and other HIV- and STD-related sexual risk behaviors among U.S. high school students.
- Young people account for a disproportionate share of new HIV infections and STIs.
- Only 1 in 5 sexually experienced US high school students have been tested for HIV.
- Progress in reducing sexual risk among US youth has stalled in recent years.
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