New CDC Report: Texting While Driving is #1 Cause of Adolescent Deaths

By Carla Pesono

Published 06/15 2014 07:56PM

Updated 06/15 2014 10:33PM

ATLANTA, GA---The 2013 National Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Report released last week, indicates that many high school students are engaged in health-risk behaviors. Almost 65 percent of high school students admitted to texting or emailing while driving.
  
Also in the report, during the 30 days before the survey, only 15.7 percent of high school students smoked cigarettes. This shows that cigarette usage has decreased over the last several years. The CDC also surveyed other health-risk behaviors in children such as: Drugs and alcohol, suicide, violence, sex and bullying.

You can read the full 2013 National Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Report at http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/pdf/ss/ss6304.pdf 

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