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May 1, 2019
Vol. 76
No. 8

Numbers of Note / Teens: Sleepless and Sedentary

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Social-emotional learning
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Teens: Sleepless and Sedentary

3% of U.S. teen girls: met national recommendations for daily sleep, physical activity, and screen time.
7% of U.S. teen boys: met national recommendations for daily sleep, physical activity, and screen time.*
16-year-olds were 23 percent less likely (and 17-year-olds were 46 percent less likely) than younger kids to get the right amounts of sleep, exercise, and screen time.
Source: Knell, G., Durand, P., & Kohl, H. (Feb. 4, 2019). Prevalence and likelihood of meeting sleep, physical activity, and screen-time guidelines among US Youth. JAMA Pediatrics Research Letter.

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