adolescent boys. priority areas body image nutrition and obesity substance abuse violence and safety
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Priority AreasBody ImageNutrition and obesitySubstance AbuseViolence and safety
StatisticsPlayed on a sports team64% maleWhite male 65.4%Black male 67.5%Hispanic male 56.2%
Participated in strength exercises (3 or more days every week)60.1% maleWhite male 60.6%Black male 59.6%Hispanic male 59.4%
Affects of the MediaLow body self esteem
Disappointed with chest and bicep size due to ads (girls: thighs and hips)
Nutrition and Obesity
Obesity50% of adult weight is added during adolescence 17% of male adolescents are already overweight 1/3 of all adolescents are at risk of becoming overweight Being overweight or obese increases the risk for heart disease, diabetes, asthma, and causes premature death
NutritionOne of two major causes of obesity Healthy, family meals have been replaced by fast-food and junk food Only 25% of adolescent males eat 5 or more servings of fruit and veggies a week, when theyre supposed to get that many in a day Soda consumption by male teens ahs tripled in the past 20 yrs. from 7oz-19oz
Eating healthy not only makes them feel better physically, but also helps them get better grades
Physical Inactivity2nd major contributor to obesity Besides helping to control weight, it also builds strong bones, reduces risks for many chronic diseases, and reduced feelings of depression 10% of adolescents males dont participate in any form of physical activity Teen males who played the most amount of video games and watched the most TV, ate more junk food and had about a 1 point higher BMI
Some StatisticsAlmost 65% of boys by 12th grade had smoked cigarettes compared to 22% of girls by the same age.
AlcoholLifetime alcohol use- up to 83% (12th grade)
Current alcohol use- up to 56% (12th grade)
Episodic heavy drinking- up to 40% (12th grade)
MarijuanaLifetime marijuana useBoysGirls33%19%
CocaineCurrent cocaine useBoysGirls5.8%3.5%
Other DrugsInhalant use, Illegal steroid use, and heroin use all also followed the same pattern.
Girls were only higher than boys in methamphetamine use.
StatisticsOffered, Sold or given an illegal drug on school propertyBoysGirls32%25%
RecommendationsStricter drug policies and enforcement in schools
Repetitive and more effective drug education programs in schools
Violence and Safety
FactsBoys are more likely than girls to:have discipline/behavior problems to be involved in violent crimescarry weapons to school
Boys constitute 71% of school suspensions
Boys are seriously under diagnosed for depression- macho attitudes are linked to depression
Physical ViolencePhysical abuse includes: hitting, slapping, punching, shoving, kicking, biting, and hair-pulling. use of a weapon, such as a club, knife, or gun, against someone
Teenage boys are much more likely to use force in order to control their girlfriends, while girls more often act violently in self-defense.
Physical ViolenceIn general, African American and Latino boys are more likely than other boys to be involved with crime and violence on school property.
Physical ViolenceStatistics from YRBSS, 15,240 participants- 40.5% 6,172 participants
What causes?Insults and disrespect
Someone was hit, pushed, or bumped
Teased by a bully
RecommendationsGet them involved with sports, clubs, or different activities
Pick up a hobby, such as learning guitar
Educational classes for parents
Decrease amount of media violence
Never fight anyone who might be intoxicated
Dont carry guns or weapons