Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government
The goal of this research is to continue to obtain data on adolescent health and health behaviors annually for seven years beginning in the 2009-2010 school year from a national probability sample of adolescents. The transition from high school to post high school years is a critical period for changes in adolescent health risk behaviors. This information will enable the improvement of health services and programs for youth. The study will provide needed information about the health of U.S. adolescents and influences on their health.
The study has collected information on adolescent health behaviors and social and environmental contexts for these behaviors annually for three years beginning in the 2009-2010 school year. This study will continue to collect this information for an additional four years beginning in 2013. The health behaviors of participants' friends will also be surveyed at two points in time: when participants are 19 years old and again when they are 21. Self-report of health status, health behaviors, and health attitudes will be collected by online surveys.
Written comments and/or suggestions from the public and affected agencies are invited on one or more of the following points: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the function of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) The accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public burden and associated
Comments regarding this information collection are best assured of having their full effect if received within 30 days of the date of this publication.