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Report: Kids drinking by middle school

March 12, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Another disturbing report finds a significant number of children are already drinking alcohol by middle school.Researchers studied 4,000 sixth graders in Chicago and found 17 percent had used alcohol in the last year. The students who had alcohol were also more likely to get into fights, shoplift or get into other trouble at school.

Researchers say there needs to be more prevention programs that include teachers and parents.

The study is in the journal Health Education and Behavior.


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