Category - teen
Teens had drank alcohol, and 47 percent of the group said theyd consumed 12 or more drinks in the past year. The percentage of teens in high school, aged 16 years or older, who drink and drive has decreased by more than half. Source youth risk behavior surveys, united states, 1991-2011. rates of alcohol use among teens have declined drastically since the early 1990s and the average age in which youths first drank alcohol has increased from 13. only norway is lower at 2 percent, while the average for the 35 espad countries was 12 percent (with national estimates ranging widely from 2 percent to 25 percent). 15- and 16-year-old students who drank any alcohol in the 30 days prior to the survey was 22 percentless than half the average proportion in the european. 6 use alcohol daily from these statistics, you can see how widely abused alcohol really is. For this reason, it is so important to educate our teens early on. Alcohol abuse prevention needs to begin before it can become an issue in their lives. 1 million young people ages 1220 reported that they drank alcohol beyond just a few sips in the past month. Teen smoking has declined in all three grades included in the studygrades 8, 10, and 12. Still, almost 19 percent of 12th graders reported current (past-month) cigarette use. This decline shows that more teens realize the harm smoking does to your body and are making the decision not to start. The child trends databank is an online resource for indicators of child and family well-being and associated measures.