Oregon Youth: Doing Well
Byline: The Register-Guard
Oregon teenagers are a healthy lot and have generally positive attitudes about themselves, according to results of a new Oregon Healthy Teens survey - news that runs counter to the perception that too many young people neglect their health and are angst-ridden.
Ninety-nine percent of all students responding to the survey said their physical health was fair to excellent and about 96 percent said the same for their mental and emotional health. Three-quarters said they regularly get physical exams or check-ups.
Asked if they believed they can "do most things if I try," 93 percent of eighth-graders and 95 percent of 11th-graders said …
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Publication information: Article title: Oregon Youth: Doing Well. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Register Guard (Eugene, OR). Publication date: July 23, 2012. Page number: A6. © Not available. COPYRIGHT 2012 Gale Group.
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