Monday, June 16, 2014

Survey Offers Peak into Behavior of Connecticut Teens

The Day, June 13, 2014

"A 2013 survey of the state’s public high school students showed a decrease in teen alcohol use and binge drinking, over-the-counter drug abuse, physical fighting, and some risky sexual behaviors.

The survey also showed that Connecticut teens were less likely to be daily soda drinkers - 14 percent - than their peers nationwide - 27 percent.

Data released by the state Department of Public Health Thursday also revealed that Connecticut youth were less likely than their peers across the country to receive at least eight hours of sleep every night - 24.2 percent compared to 31.7 percent. It also showed that while fewer used illegal drugs, Connecticut high schoolers reported having access to these drugs at school at a higher rate than the national average, 27.1 percent compared to 22.1 percent." Read more

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