September - October 2012
Kids' Health E-Newsletter
New from CDCNewborn Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease: Potential Roles of Birth Defects Surveillance Programs - United States, 2010-2011
State-level Title V maternal and child health programs and birth defects surveillance programs have potential roles in surveillance and evaluation of CCHD screening, including monitoring CCHD prevalence, and incorporating data collection to evaluate false-positive and false-negative screens.
Childhood Agricultural Injury Survey Online
The Childhood Agricultural Injury Survey (CAIS) is a critical source of national injury data for youths aged <20 accessible="accessible" data="data" e-tables="e-tables" farms="farms" in="in" internet.="internet." introducing="introducing" is="is" make="make" niosh="niosh" of="of" on="on" p="p" publically="publically" release="release" states.="states." the="the" these="these" to="to" united="united" years="years"> Health Hazards Associated with Laundry Detergent Pods - United States, May-June 2012
Laundry detergent pods were introduced in the U.S. market in 2010. Among children aged ≤5 years, a significantly greater proportion of those exposed to laundry detergent from pods had gastrointestinal and respiratory adverse health effects and mental status changes compared with those with non-pod laundry detergent exposures.
Consumption of Diet Drinks in the United States, 2009-2010
About 20% of the U.S. population aged 2 years and over consumed diet drinks on a given day during 2009-2010. The percentage consuming diet drinks was similar for females and males at all ages except among adolescents aged 12-19. The percentage consuming diet drinks increased with age for both males and females.
Years of Potential Life Lost from Unintentional Injuries Among Persons Aged 0-19 Years - United States, 2000-2009
The burden of unintentional injuries was higher among males compared with females, among persons aged <1 15-19="15-19" 5-year="5-year" adjacent="adjacent" age="age" aged="aged" american="american" among="among" and="and" any="any" clusters="clusters" compared="compared" ethnicity="ethnicity" groups="groups" in="in" indian="indian" laska="laska" native="native" of="of" other="other" p="p" race="race" region.="region." residing="residing" states="states" the="the" those="those" two="two" with="with" year="year" years="years"> School Health Guidelines to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity
CDC synthesized research and best practices related to promoting healthy eating and physical activity in schools, culminating in nine guidelines. Each of the nine guidelines is accompanied by a set of implementation strategies developed to help schools work towards achieving each guideline.
CDC Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices Recommends Tdap Immunization for Pregnant Women
The Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices voted to recommend that providers of prenatal care implement a Tdap immunization program for all pregnant women.
Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Children: National Health Interview Survey, 2011
This report presents both age-adjusted and unadjusted statistics from the 2011 National Health Interview Survey on selected health measures for children under age 18 years, classified by sex, age, race, Hispanic origin, family structure, parent education, family income, poverty status, health insurance coverage, place of residence, region, and current health status.
Anthropometric Reference Data for Children and Adults: United States, 2007-2010
The tables in this report include weighted population means, standard errors of the means, and selected percentiles of body measurement values. Because measurements varied by sex and age (as well as race and ethnicity in adults), results are reported by these subgroups.
Parents Want To Do What's Best (TV PSA)
When your child is sick, antibiotics may not be the answer. Work with your child’s doctor or nurse to learn how you can help your child feel better.
Mumps: Be Sure Your Child Is Fully Immunized
Mumps is a contagious disease that can cause serious complications. You can protect your child from mumps by vaccinating on time. Check your child's medical records to see if vaccinations are up-to-date.
Children’s Environmental Health
Use the Tracking Network to learn how the environment might be affecting children’s health.
National Lead Poisoning Prevention
Lead poisoning is entirely preventable. The key is stopping children from coming into contact with lead and treating children who have been poisoned by lead. Learn more about preventing childhood lead exposure.
Evaluation of Vaccination Recall Letter System for Medicaid-Enrolled Children Aged 19-23 Months - Montana, 2011
At 3 months, 32% of children whose parents were sent letters were known to have completed the study vaccination series, which was not significantly different from the 28% of children who were vaccinated but whose parents had not been sent letters.
Prevalence of Underweight Among Children and Adolescents Aged 2-19 Years: United States, 1963-1965 Through 2007-2010
Trends from 1971-1974 to 2007-2010 show an overall significant decrease in underweight among children and adolescents, from 5.1% to 3.5%. Underweight significantly decreased from 5.8% to 3.4% among those aged 2-5 years, and from 5.3% to 3.6% among those aged 6-11 years, during this period.
Vital Signs: Drinking and Driving Among High School Students Aged ≥16 Years - United States, 1991-2011
During 1991-2011, the national prevalence of self-reported drinking and driving among high school students aged ≥16 years declined by 54%, from 22.3% to 10.3%. In 2011, 84.6% of students who drove after drinking also binge drank.
Vital Signs: Teen Drinking and Driving
Nearly one million high school teens drank alcohol and got behind the wheel in 2011. Learn the facts and find out what you can do to help keep teen drivers safe.
Deaths: Leading Causes for 2009
This report presents final 2009 data on the 10 leading causes of death in the United States by age, sex, race, and Hispanic origin.
Births: Preliminary Data for 2011
The 2011 preliminary number of US births was 3,953,593, 1 percent less (or 45,793 fewer) births than in 2010; the general fertility rate (63.2 per 1,000 women age 15-44 years) declined to the lowest rate ever reported for the United States.
Are Your Kids Protected from HPV-related Cancers?
Protect your sons and daughters from cancer and other diseases caused by HPV by getting them HPV vaccine. It takes 3 shots over 6 months to complete the series, so make sure your child gets all 3 doses.
STRYVE to Prevent Youth Violence
Youth violence is preventable. Learn how STRYVE helps communities build comprehensive strategies that are based on the best available evidence and implemented through multisector action.
Spina Bifida: Nancy’s Story
Read Nancy’s story about a nurse and mother whose son has spina bifida.
Healthy Schools, Healthy Youth
Schools can help children and adolescents adopt and maintain healthy eating and physical activity behaviors.
Prevalence of Obesity Among Children and Adolescents: United States, Trends 1963-1965 Through 2009-2010
Among preschool children aged 2-5 years, obesity increased from 5.0% to 12.1% between 1976-1980 and 2009-2010; it increased from 6.5% to 18.0% among those aged 6-11. Among adolescents aged 12-19, obesity increased from 5.0% to 18.4% during the same period.
Postvaccination Serologic Testing Results for Infants Aged ≤24 Months Exposed to Hepatitis B Virus at Birth - United States, 2008-2011
ACIP-recommended postexposure prophylaxis was highly effective among infants who completed vaccination and received PVST. PVST is critical for guiding medical management of infants born to HBsAg-positive women, identifying infants with HBV infection and in need of further care, and monitoring progress toward the elimination of perinatal HBV transmission.
Pertussis (Whooping Cough) - What You Need To Know
Pertussis (whooping cough) is very contagious and can cause serious illness―especially in infants too young to be fully vaccinated. Pertussis vaccines are recommended for children, teens, and adults, including pregnant women.
Is It Strep Throat?
A sore throat can be mild or severe. When is it "strep" throat? How should you treat it? Your doctor can do a quick test and give you answers. Proper treatment can get you better faster and prevent spreading to others!