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Survey Data Reveal the Risks We Take

Arlington teens are drinking less alcohol, watching less TV and getting more exercise. But we're also reporting more experiences with depression and bullying, according to data from the Arlington Partnership for Children, Youth and Families.

Here's a look at some highlights of the 2010 Youth Risk Behavior Survey data, which were compiled from surveys taken last year by Arlington middle and high school students:

  • 22 percent reported using alcohol in the past month (compared to 31 percent in 2004)
  • 24 percent reported watching excessive television in the past month (compared to 36 percent in 2004)
  • 50 percent reported engaging in inadequate exercise (compared to 60 percent in 2007)
  • 22 percent reported being victims bullying (compared with 22 percent in 2004)
  • 24 percent reported depressive symptoms (compared with 30 percent in 2004)
  • 56 percent of youth in grades 6 through 12 reported getting less than 8 hours of sleep per night
  • Among students in grades 8 through 12, 11 percent reported verbal abuse by romantic partners, and 17 percent reported a partner who always wants to know where they are.

More info from APCYF


Posted: Jun 06, 2011 by Website Editor

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