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Overall, the researchers found that 7.5 percent of U.S. children between the ages of 6 and 17 were taking medication for an emotional or behavioral problem. Significantly more boys than girls were given medication -- 9.7 percent of boys compared with 5.2 percent of girls.
Data for the study came from the National Health Interview Survey, which continually collects information about health and health care in the United States. All of the information on children is obtained through parental (or other guardian) responses. None of the information comes from medical records.
originally posted by: ThichHeaded
Statistic for you..
80% of the worlds perscription drugs are taken in the US..
i would show proof od this but i am not at home.. so no pc or spellcheck..
originally posted by: rickymouse
Start feeding them some good quality hot dogs with mustard and onions. Some good aged Italian sausages and some coffee will work wonders in moderation also. That will help them deal better with stress. A Pizza works but too much pizza can screw up the intestines if eaten too often. Too much glutamines between the crust and tomatoes coupled with the aged cheese and aged meats.
Among the startling statistics, the United States now consumes 80% of the world's opioid pain medications and 99% of the world's hydrocodone (semi-synthetic opioid). The milligram per person use of prescription opioids in the United States increased from 74mg to 369mg, an increase of 402%, between 1997 and 2007. Prescription medication abuse is now only second to marijuana in terms of frequency. Prescription pharmaceuticals have become the newest – and seemingly, deadliest – gateway drug we have seen yet; nearly a third of people aged 12 and over who used drugs "recreationally" for the first time in 2009 began by using a prescription drug non-medically.