To examine the prevalence and predictors of binge drinking among US 12th graders, Patrick et al examined a sample of high school seniors in the annual Monitoring the Future study between 2005 and 2011. They determined the prevalence of consuming at least 5, 10, and 15 drinks in a row in the last 2 weeks. See the Editorial by Hingson and White.
This population-based observational study compares the cognitive and physical outcomes of school-aged children who were born full-term or late-term.
Surveys conducted in 2011 and 2013 and involving 2541 US adolescents 15 to 23 years of age at baseline examine the reach of television alcohol advertising and its effect on drinking among underage youth.
Gentile et al aim to determine whether cognitive and/or emotional variables mediate the effect of violent video game play on aggression and whether the effect is moderated by age, sex, prior aggressiveness, or parental monitoring.