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The Healthy People 2010 Critical Health Objectives for Adolescents:

· Reduce the death rate of
adolescents and young adults.

·
Reduce deaths caused by
motor vehicle crashes.

·
Reduce deaths and injuries
caused by alcohol and drug
related motor vehicle crashes.

·
Increase use of seat belts.

·
Reduce the proportion of
adolescents who report that
they rode, during the previous
30 days, with a driver who
had been drinking alcohol.

·
Reduce the suicide rate.

·
Reduce the rate of suicide
attempts by adolescents that
required medical attention.

·
Reduce the homicide rate.

·
Reduce physical fi ghting
among adolescents.

·
Reduce weapon carrying
by adolescents on school
property.

·
Reduce the proportion
of adolescents engaging in binge drinking of alcoholic beverages.

·
Reduce the proportion of
children and adolescents
with disabilities who are
reported to be sad, unhappy
or depressed.
· Increase the proportion of
children with mental health
problems who receive
treatment.

·
Reduce pregnancies
among adolescent females.

·
Reduce the number of
new HIV diagnoses among
adolescents and adults.

·
Reduce the proportion of
adolescents and young
adults with Chlamydia
trachomatis infections.

·
Increase the proportion of
adolescents who abstain
from sexual intercourse or
use condoms if currently
sexually active.

·
Reduce past-month use
of illicit substances.

·
Reduce tobacco use by
adolescents.

·
Reduce the proportion of
children and adolescents
who are overweight or
obese.

·
Increase the proportion of
adolescents who engage in
vigorous physical activity that
promotes cardio-respiratory
fitness three or more days
per week for 20 or more
minutes per occasion.

Introduction | Youth Risk Behaviors | Positive Youth Development
Call To Action | Recommendations | Healthy People 2010 Objectives
Board Of Health | State of the State's Health | Oklahoma State Department of Health


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