May 5th, 2012 by Oh! Kpop
Suicide Remains No. 1 Cause of Death Among Teens
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- Obesity Rises at Schools Nationwide
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- Young Women Overtake Men in Job Market
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Suicide was the single most common cause of death among teenagers for the second year running in 2011, the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family said Wednesday. It said two out of 10 middle and high school students drink alcohol, one out of 10 smoke and an equal proportion are addicted to the Internet.
Some 70 percent complain about stress both at school and at home, and 10 percent have considered suicide.
The figures are based on a sample study of the 10.2 million Koreans between nine and 24. It also shows that youngsters are getting unhealthier. Some 14.3 percent were obese last year, up 1.1 percentage points from the previous year, and the proportion of morbidly obese students rose 0.2 percentage points to 1.3 percent. The main reason was lack of exercise. Seventy percent of youngsters did not exercise regularly, while 40 percent skipped breakfast.
The mental health of teens is deteriorating as well. The number of students complaining of stress rose 13.1 percent from 2008 to 70 percent. In 2000, the No. 1 cause of death among teens was car accidents (19.3 percent), while suicide accounted for only 8.7 percent, but now suicide accounts for 13 percent, surpassing car accidents (8.3 percent) and cancer (3.6 percent).
When it comes to choosing a future job, youngsters place the top priority on stability. Some 28.3 percent of respondents aged 13 to 24 hoped to find government jobs, followed by major business conglomerates with 22.9 percent and public organizations with 13.1 percent.Tags : figure, Koreanshinee onew shirtless, snsd yoona touching jessica, watch two wives korean drama, biggest kpop scandals, what does gangnum style mean, gackt scandal, geun suk plastic surgery, kwanghee pre debut, jackal is coming dramawiki, jessica snsd diet, reply 1997 ep 16 eng sub, song ji hyo joo ji hoon break up, jung yong hwa abs, choi seung hyun before plastic surgery, kwang hee without makeup, b2st midnight sun, yoon eun hye latest boyfriend, jessica jung parents, han chae young scandal, latest news on hyun bin