Health Knowledge Measured

November 1978
Education Digest;Nov1978, Vol. 44 Issue 3, p68
This article informs that the National Assessment of Educational Progress in the U.S. has surveyed the level of accident prevention and emergency care skills as well as the knowledge of good health practices for both 17-year-olds and young adults, discovering that 30-40 percent of both groups do not know where to apply pressure to control severe arterial bleeding of an arm or leg, and that nearly 40 percent of the 17-year- olds do not fully understand the dangers of drinking.


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