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Tag Results for "Hispanic Teen News"

STUDY:  Minority Fifth Graders Face Greater Health and Safety Risks than General Population

Black and Latino fifth graders in the U.S. are more likely than white students to be obese, to get too little exercise, to witness violence and to ride without seatbelts and bike helmets, all signs of significant disparities that could put their health and safety at risk, a new study finds. continue reading »

As U.S. Teen Pregnancy Rates Hit New Lows, Latino Teens Rate 2x Higher than White Teens

The U.S. teen pregnancy rate has plummeted 40% between 1990 and 2008 (the most recent data available) and is now at a historic low, according to a new report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). continue reading »

STUDY:  Hispanic Teens Least Bullied Minority in Schools, While Asian Americans Most Bullied

New data compiled by the Department of Justice and Department of Education show that Hispanic teens are the least bullied minority teens at a rate of 34.3 percent while Asian Americans the most bullied. continue reading »

High Percentage of Hispanic and African-American Youth Using Menthol Cigarettes

While menthol cigarettes account for approximately a third of all U.S. cigarette sales most of those sales are to teen minorities, according to a new report. continue reading »