National Center for Health Statistics

November 1, 2000 features results of the 1999 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System. The YRBSS followed trends from 1991-99 and found that while more youths are wearing seat belts and bicycle helmets and less are getting into fights and having sex, more are doing drugs and using tobacco and less are going to gym class. The study breaks down by state the leading causes of mortality among young people. An invaluable resource for statistics gathering.

Web Watch. Youth Today, November 2000, p. 12.

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