New Report: Teens Doing Better in Texas; Compared to Nation, Texas Teens Engaging in More Risky Behaviors

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November 17, 2006

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While conditions for teens have improved in Texas, teens statewide are significantly more likely to have sex, drink alcohol, drive drunk, or ride with a drunk driver than teens in other states, according to data compiled in The State of Texas Children 2006. The report, released today by the Austin-based Center for Public Policy Priorities (CPPP), examines the status of children across all of Texas’ 254 counties. To learn how kids in your county are doing, visit