ERIC Number: ED381721
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Dec-16
Reference Count: N/A
Colorado Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 1993.
Utah Univ., Salt Lake City. Health Education Dept.
This report describes the results of a survey conducted in 1993. The report was written to stimulate useful discussions among educators, parents, and youth about ways to increase informed support for effective, school-based comprehensive health programs. The survey was designed by national experts to measure the extent to which adolescents engage in behaviors that result in unintentional and intentional injuries; tobacco use; alcohol, and other drug use; sexual behaviors; dietary behaviors that cause health problems; and physical inactivity. Each section includes a summary statement about the consequences of engaging in various health risk behaviors, state-specific statistics regarding the consequences of health risk behaviors, and data presented in graph- and bullet-statement form. Of the 1,585 students who voluntarily participated in the survey, 49.5 percent were female and 50.5 percent were male. Results indicated that students continue to exhibit behaviors that lead to the most serious health and social problems of adolescence and adulthood. These behaviors include not wearing seat belts, carrying guns and other weapons, and high-risk sex. Students' dietary and physical activity patterns also need improvement. Recommendations on establishing school health education programs are offered. (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver. Prevention Initiatives Unit.
Authoring Institution: Utah Univ., Salt Lake City. Health Education Dept.
Identifiers: Colorado; Youth Risk Behavior Survey; Youth Studies
Note: For the 1991 survey, see ED 359 469.