Misprescribed in Pediatrics
50%: An estimated half of antibiotic prescriptions given during pediatric office visits are inappropriate.
Butt Out, Mom and Dad
Children ages 3 to 11 are exposed to secondhand smoke at higher rates than other age groups in the United States. The rates vary by race.
E-cigarettes Lure Youths
The number of middle and high school students who say they smoked at least one e-cigarette in the past 30 days tripled from 2013 to 2014.
Among high school students
2014: 2 million
Among middle school students
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that middle and high schools start the school day no earlier than 8:30 a.m. to help students get sufficient sleep and improve their health, safety, academic performance and overall quality of life.
Fewer than 1 in 5 U.S. middle and high schools started the day at 8:30 a.m. or later during the 2011–2012 school year.