A new report from the National Institutes of Health shows the percentage of Asian, Hispanic and multiracial children is increasing in the U.S.
The percentage of children who are white or black has declined. The report, America’s Children, also reported on many key indicators of childhood wellbeing.
The percentage of children age 4 to 11 with signs of secondhand smoke decreased to 42 percent (down from 53 percent in 2007).
The percentage of births to teenagers dropped, as did the percentage of births to unmarried women.
The report also found that poor eating patterns among children continued unchanged in the past decade.
— From staff reports