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Child Trends Data Bank. 2013. Steroid use: Indicators on children and youth (upd.). [Bethesda, MD]: Child Trends Data Bank, 12 pp.

Annotation: This report provides information about anabolic steroid use among students in grades 8, 10, and 12. The report discusses the importance of the issue (including health problems and behavior problems related to steroid use in adolescents); trends; differences by gender, race, and HIspanic origin, and college plans; state and local estimates; international estimates; and national goals.

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 attitudes, Adolescent behavior, Adolescent health, Athletes, Eduational factors, Ethnic factors, Mental health problems, Racial factors, Risk taking, Sex factors, Statistical data, Steroids, Substance abuse, Trends

U.S. Government Accountability Office. 2007. Anabolic steroid abuse: Federal efforts to prevent and reduce anabolic steroid abuse among teenagers. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Accountability Office, 23 pp.

Annotation: This report examines federally funded efforts to address the abuse of anabolic steroids among adolescents (grades 8-12) and to review available research on the issue. The authors (1) describe major, federally funded efforts that address teenage abuse of anabolic steroids, (2) describe the available research on adolescent abuse of anabolic steroids, and (3) describe gaps or areas in need of improvement that federal officials and other experts identify in research that addresses anabolic steroid use among adolescents. The report also provides background. Three appendices are included: (1) selected federally funded efforts that address or can address anabolic steroid abuse among adolescents, (2) articles included in the Government Accountability Office's (GAO's) review, and (3) GAO contact and staff acknowledgements. Statistical information is presented in a table and figures.

Contact: U.S. Government Accountability Office, 441 G Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20548, Telephone: (202) 512-3000 Secondary Telephone: E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescent behavior, Adolescent health, Federal programs, Financing, Research, Steroids, Substance abuse

Patrick K, Spear B, Holt K, Sofka D, eds. 2001. Bright Futures in practice: Physical activity. Arlington, VA: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health, 222 pp.

Annotation: This book presents physical activity guidelines and tools emphasizing health promotion, disease prevention, and early recognition of physical activity issues and concerns of infants, children, and adolescents. The introduction discusses the Surgeon General's report on physical activity and health, and how partnerships between health professionals, families, and communities can promote physical activity. Section two includes how physical activity can be a part of each developmental stage, including infancy, early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence. The third section discusses these issues and concerns: asthma; children and adolescents with special health care needs; developmental coordination disorder; diabetes; eating disorders; ergogenic aids; girls and female adolescents in physical activity; heat-related illness; injury; nutrition; and obesity. Section four provides tools for defining physical activity; improving physical activity behaviors; characteristics of excellent programs and coaching; resources; Healthy People 2010 objectives; and growth charts. The guide concludes with indexes for development, tools, and topics. An evaluation form is included. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Bright Futures at Georgetown University, Box 571272, Washington, DC 20057-1242, Telephone: (202) 784-9772 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: BF0900-004.

Keywords: Asthma, Bright Futures, Children with special health care needs, Food supplements, Guidelines, Health promotion, Nutrition, Obesity, Physical activity, Physical development, Steroids, Vitamins

Johnston LD, O'Malley PM, Bachman JG, Schulenberg JE. 2000-. Monitoring the Future: National results on adolescent drug use—Overview of key findings, 20__. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan, Institute for Social Research, annual.

Annotation: This annual report analyzes the results of an annual, national survey on drug use among 8th, 10th and 12th graders. Trends of use, perceived risk, disapproval, and availability frame the discussion for each substance examined, and tables illustrate the discussion.

Keywords: Adolescents, Alcohols, Amphetamines, Cocaine, Drug education, Hallucinogens, Heroin, High risk adolescents, Illicit drugs, Inhalants, Marijuana, Narcotics, National surveys, Risk taking, Sedatives, Statistics, Steroids, Substance abuse, Youth

Dyment PG. 1991. Sports and the adolescent. Philadelphia, PA: Hanley and Belfus, 250 pp. (Adolescent medicine: State of the art reviews; v. 2, no. 1)

Annotation: This volume was written for primary care physicians who have a particular interest in adolescents and who are looking for information that will help them care for the young athletes in their practice. Topics discussed include the sport physical; medical exclusion from sport; menstruation; stress; status of adolescent fitness; steroids; death on the playing field; epidemiology of sport injuries; management of soft tissue injuries; head injuries; catastrophic head and neck injuries; overuse syndromes of the shoulder and arm, and overuse syndromes of the back and legs in adolescents.

Contact: Hanley and Belfus, 210 South 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, Telephone: (215) 546-4995 Contact Phone: (800) 962-1892 Available in libraries.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Adolescents, Injuries, Injury prevention, Menstruation, Sports medicine, Steroids, Stress


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