Research looks at prevalence of choking game play in youths

04/16/2012 | WebMD

More than 6% of almost 5,400 eighth-graders in Oregon said they had participated in the choking game at least once, and 64% of those had done it more than once, according to a study in the journal Pediatrics. Researchers also reported that boys and girls were about equally likely to have tried the so-called game, which involves putting pressure on the main artery in the neck.

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