Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Survey Shows CT Teens Outpace Nation on Risks

Danbury News Times, June 24, 2014

"Connecticut teens are more likely to be bullied at school, more likely to have tried heroin and more likely to have access to illegal drugs on school property than their peers across the country.

But the same national survey that showed these grim statistics also showed Connecticut high school students are less likely to drink alcohol before age 13, less likely to have had sexual intercourse and less likely to spend more than three hours a day watching TV or playing video games.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Youth Risk Behavior Survey, given last year to 13,600 high school students nationwide, included questions on alcohol and drug use, sexual behavior, diet, nutrition and physical activity." Read more

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