Wednesday, January 14, 2004, 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET
This DataSpeak program provides an overview of health and well-being among U.S. adolescents in relation to adolescents from other countries, as highlighted in a new chartbook developed by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) entitled U.S. Teens in Our World: Understanding the Health of U.S. Youth in Comparison to Youth in Other Countries. The report is based on data from the international Health Behavior in School-aged Children (HBSC) study. This study, sponsored by HRSA’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, seeks to understand adolescent health and health-related behavior in the context of family, school and peers to improve programs for youth.
During this DataSpeak program, an official from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, who is also the principal investigator for the U.S. component of the international HBSC study, as well as a representative of the National Adolescent Health Information Center at the University of California at San Francisco, summarizes research on health and related behavior in areas where U.S. youth differ from other countries.