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Kann L, Olsen EO, McManus T, Harris WA, Shanklin SL, Flint KH, Queen B, Lowry R, Chyen D, Whittle L, Thornton J, Lim C, Yamakawa Y, Brenner N, Zaza S. 2016. Sexual identify, sex of sexual contacts, and health-related behaviors among students in grades 9–12: United States and selected sites, 2015. MMWR Surveillance Summaries 65(9):1–202,

Annotation: This report summarizes results for 118 health-related behaviors plus obesity, overweight, and asthma by sexual identity and sex of sexual contacts from the 2015 national Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 25 state surveys, and 19 large urban school district surveys conducted among students in grades 9–12. Contents include a description of the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, survey methodology, and survey results for the prevalence of health-risk behaviors among sexual minority students compared with nonsexual minority students. Recommendations for reducing disparities in health-risk behaviors among sexual minority students are also included.

Contact: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Adolescent sexuality, Adolescents, Comparative analysis, Health behavior, Health surveys, Individual characteristics, Minority groups, National surveys, Population surveillance, Prevalence, Risk factors, Risk taking, School districts, School surveys, Sex factors, Sexual behavior, Sexual health, Sexual identity, Sexual partners, State surveys, Statistical data, Urban population

Moore KA, Sacks VH. 2014. Profiles of adolescents who are not in good health. Bethesda, MD: Child Trends, 13 pp. (Research brief)

Annotation: This brief uses data from the 2011/2012 National Survey of Children's Health to examine the characteristics of adolescents whose parents rated their health as fair or poor, and compares those with the characteristics of adolescents who are described by their parents to be in better health. Contents include findings on adolescent health status by state and by race/ethnicity. The brief also presents information on the characteristics of adolescents' families and neighborhoods by adolescent health status. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Child Trends, 7315 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1200 W, Bethesda, MD 20814, Telephone: (240) 223-9200 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Comparative analysis, Ethnic factors, Family characteristics, Family income, Health insurance, Health status, Individual characteristics, Neighborhoods, Special health care needs, Weight

White House Conference on Children (1970: Washington, D.C.). 1971. 1970 White House Conference on Children, December 13-18, 1970. [Washington, DC: White House Conference], 63 pp.

Annotation: This is the program of the 1970 White House Conference on Children. It dealt with issues from a perspective relating to the feelings and needs of the child. To help participants understand what the child feels and needs, children were asked to express their ideas about the major areas with which the conference was concerned through prose, poetry, and art. A selection of their work makes up the editorial content of the program. The children wrote about individuality; learning; health; parents and families, ; communities and environments; and laws, rights, and responsibilities. A history of the White House Conference on Children and Youth is included.

Keywords: Adolescents, Child health, Child health promotion, Children, Communities, Conferences, Families, Health status, History, Individual characteristics, Learning, Parents


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.