World Youth Data Sheet Released

Posted by on July 21, 2006

[posted from Global Youth Action Network newsletter]

World Youth Data Sheet Released

The Population Reference Bureau has recently released the 2006 World Youth Data Sheet, now available online as PDF file [20 pp.]. The datasheet, which provides a comprehensive portrait of the well-being of youth (people ages 10-24) across the globe, shows that many are at great risk for health problems ranging from sexually transmitted infections to complications from smoking. Just a minority of young people can correctly identify two ways to avoid getting HIV/AIDS, and adolescents are less likely than young adults worldwide to use contraceptives-including only 4 percent of women ages 15-19 in Burkina Faso and 14 percent in Vietnam.

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