America’s Youth: Selected Briefs from the National Center for Health Statistics

Jeannette Walker (Editor)

Series: Public Health in the 21st Century
BISAC: MED078000



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Selected briefs from the National Center for Health Statistics were combined and are included in this book which presents national estimates of TV watching and computer use outside of the school day and its effects on America’s youth. It then continues to present the most recent national data on the percentage of youth who had adequate levels of cardiorespiratory fitness; the percentage of youth aged 2–19 years who consumed fruits and vegetables on a given day in 2009–2010, using data from one 24-hour dietary recall interview; nationally representative data on injury-related ED visits by children and adolescents aged 18 years and under in the United States during 2009–2010; the sociodemographic characteristics of children aged 6–17 years prescribed medication or taking medication during the past 6 months for emotional or behavioral difficulties, and describes parental reports of the perceived benefit of this medication; the most recent national data from 2012 on self-reported physical activity among youth aged 12–15 years, by sex and weight status; the first nationally representative data on core, upper body, and lower body measures of muscle strength among U.S. children and adolescents aged 6–15 years by sex and age group; describes the estimate of any psychotropic medication use in the past month among U.S. noninstitutionalized adolescents aged 12–19 during 2005–2010, using National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) data; and presents recent trends in the prevalence of allergies and differences by selected sociodemographic characteristics for children under age 18 years. (Imprint: Novinka)


Chapter 1 - TV Watching and Computer Use in U.S. Youth Aged 12–15, 2012 (pp. 1-10)
Kirsten A. Herrick, Ph.D., M.Sc., Tala H.I. Fakhouri, Ph.D., M.P.H., Susan A. Carlson, Ph.D., and Janet E. Fulton, Ph.D.

Chapter 2 - Cardiorespiratory Fitness Levels Among U.S. Youth Aged 12–15 Years: United States, 1999–2004 and 2012 (pp. 11-20)
Jaime Gahche, M.P.H., Tala Fakhouri, Ph.D., M.P.H., Dianna D. Carroll, Ph.D., Vicki L. Burt, Sc.M., R.N., Chia-Yih Wang, Ph.D., and Janet E. Fulton, Ph.D.

Chapter 3 - Fruit and Vegetable Consumption of U.S. Youth, 2009–2010 (pp. 21-30)
Samara Joy Nielsen, Ph.D., M.Div., Lauren M. Rossen, Ph.D., M.S., Diane M. Harris, Ph.D., M.P.H., and Cynthia L. Ogden, Ph.D., M.R.P.

Chapter 4 - Injury-related Emergency Department Visits by Children and Adolescents: United States, 2009–2010 (pp. 31-40)
Michael Albert, M.D., M.P.H., and Linda F. McCaig, M.P.H.

Chapter 5 - Use of Medication Prescribed for Emotional or Behavioral Difficulties Among Children Aged 6–17 Years in the United States, 2011–2012 (pp. 41-52)
LaJeana D. Howie, M.P.H., C.H.E.S., Patricia N. Pastor, Ph.D., and Susan L. Lukacs, D.O., M.S.P.H.

Chapter 6 - Physical Activity in U.S. Youth Aged 12–15 Years, 2012 (pp. 53-62)
Tala H.I. Fakhouri, Ph.D., M.P.H., Jeffery P. Hughes, M.P.H., Vicki L. Burt, Sc.M., R.N., MinKyoung Song, Ph.D., R.N., Janet E. Fulton, Ph.D., and Cynthia L. Ogden Ph.D., M.R.P.

Chapter 7 - Measures of Muscular Strength in U.S. Children and Adolescents, 2012 (pp. 63-72)
R. Bethene Ervin, Ph.D., Chia-Yih Wang, Ph.D., Cheryl D. Fryar, M.S.P.H., Ivey M. Miller, R.T.R., and Cynthia L. Ogden, Ph.D., M.R.P.

Chapter 8 - Psychotropic Medication Use Among Adolescents: United States, 2005–2010 (pp. 73-82)
Bruce S. Jonas, Sc.M., Ph.D., Qiuping Gu, M.D., Ph.D., and Juan R. Albertorio-Diaz, M.A.

Chapter 9 - Trends in Allergic Conditions Among Children: United States, 1997–2011 (pp. 83-92)
Kristen D. Jackson, M.P.H., LaJeana D. Howie, M.P.H., C.H.E.S., and Lara J. Akinbami, M.D.


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