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  • Adolescent Boys

  • Priority AreasBody ImageNutrition and obesitySubstance AbuseViolence and safety

  • Body Image

  • 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  • NutritionOne of two major causes of obesity Healthy, family meals have been replaced by fast-food and junk food Only 25% of adolescent males eat 5 or more servings of fruit and veggies a week, when theyre supposed to get that many in a day Soda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

  • Substance Abuse

  • 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%

    *9th graders

  • CocaineCurrent cocaine useBoysGirls5.8%3.5%

    *12th graders

  • 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

    Ongoing disagreement

    Someone was hit, pushed, or bumped

    Rumors

    Reputation

    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

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