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Health Insurance Access and Counseling Receipt and their Association with Later Depressive and Suicidal Symptoms: New Child Trends Research Brief Released

A new Child Trends brief uses data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health) to explore the relationship between counseling and insurance access during adolescence, and reports of depression or suicidality during young adulthood.

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Add Health Study: Happy Teens Grow Up to Be Wealthier Too

Using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, researchers at University College London and the University of Warwick (England) have discovered that positive affect in adolescence and life satisfaction in early adulthood, predict future earnings.

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Add Health Study: Do We Really Pick Our Friends Based on Genetic Similarities?

Using school, network and genetic data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, researchers at the University of Colorado and Yale University studied the effects of social environment and genetic factors on friendship selection, adding to the growing body of research on the role of genetic homophily in friendship formation. Their results suggest that social context plays a fundamental role in friendship formation, as a social environment can facilitate or restrict the opportunity to select friends with similar genotypes.

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Add Health study: Strict Moms Influence Kids' Friends

Using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, researchers at Harvard University and the University of California, San Diego have found that adolescent drinking and drug use are influenced by the parenting style of their friends’ mothers. Adolescents in social networks that include a friend whose mother practices authoritative parenting face a lower risk of substance abuse than adolescents in social networks that don’t include a friend with an authoritative mother.

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Add Health study: Being overweight years before pregnancy linked to bigger babies

Using data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, UNC researchers have found that women who are overweight or obese years before becoming pregnant deliver babies with a higher birth weight, putting the next generation at a higher risk of obesity-related health outcomes.

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2012 Add Health Users Conference Information and Registration

Online registration is now open. Please join us July 26-27 in Bethesda, Maryland for the tenth Add Health Users Conference.

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Living Arrangements of Young Adults: New Add Health Research Brief Released

Data from Wave IV of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health) provide new insights on the living arrangements of young adults (ages 24 to 32).

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Nearly one in five young adults has high blood pressure, study shows (UNC news release)

The number of young adults in the United States with high blood pressure may be much higher than previously reported, according to a new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Non-Heterosexual Youth Disproportionately Punished at School and in Court

Research based on Add Health data shows that gay, lesbian, and bisexual youth are more likely to face sanctions for illegal and transgressive behaviors than similarly behaving straight peers.

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Add Health-Based Study Uncovers Genetic Contribution to Political Views

A new study based on data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health) suggests that genetics may play a role in shaping adults’ political leanings.

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Add Health Research on Genetic Factors that Influence Behavior

US News & World Report features research by CPC Fellows Guo and Harris that suggests genetic factors could influence behavior.

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Add Health 2010 Users Conference Materials and Methodology Presentations Now Available

Over 100 researchers who are working with Add Health data met for the ninth Add Health Users Conference in Bethesda, MD on July 22-23, 2010. Conference materials and methodology slides are now available.

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Add Health research on mentorship of disadvantaged teens covered in ScienceDaily

A new study based on Add Health data shows that mentoring makes a positive impact on teens’ long-term educational attainment.

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Add Health releases Wave IV interview data

Add Health is pleased to announce the release of the Wave IV in-home interview data. We are now accepting requests for the Wave IV data from Add Health users with current restricted-use data contracts.

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