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Tuesday, July 15, 2008; 10:12 AM

  • 17 percent of U.S. adolescents ages 12 to 19 are overweight.
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  • 35 percent of high school students are physcially active at least an hour a day, weekdays.
  • 48 percent of high school students have had sexual intercourse.
  • One out of three girls in the United States get pregnant before age 20.
  • 25 percent of high school students use computers three or more hours a day on non-school homework.
  • 38 percent of high school students have used marijuana.
  • 4, 600 young people (ages 10 to 24) commit suicide each year.
  • 23 percent of U.S. high school students smoke.
  • 4 million teens contract a sexually transmitted disease each year.
  • 11 percent of high school students never or rarely wear a seat belt when riding in a car driven by others.
  • 4 percent of high schol students have used methamphetamines.
  • 65 percent of high school students do not get enough exercise.
  • 3.5 million people ages 12 to 20 meet the criteria for having an alcohol use disorder.
  • 8 percent of high school students have been physically forced to have sexual intercourse.

-- Compiled by Brittney Johnson


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