ERIC Number: ED382888
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: 0
South Dakota Youth Risk Behavior Survey Report, 1993.
Schubot, David B.
The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) is a questionnaire of 92 items assessing the 6 health-care behaviors resulting in the greatest amount of youth morbidity, mortality, and social problems: (1) intentional and unintentional injuries; (2) tobacco use; (3) alcohol and other drug use; (4) sexual activity resulting in HIV infection, other sexually transmitted diseases, or unintended pregnancy; (5) dietary behaviors; and (6) physical activity. All public, private, and Bureau of Indian Affairs high schools in South Dakota were eligible for inclusion in the sample. Respondents included 1,348 high school students, approximately 50% of whom were females and 94% of whom were white. A weighting procedure was employed so as to reduce possible bias. Each question is presented alongside a corresponding bar graph reflecting the results. National Health Objectives for the Year 2000 are presented next to survey questions to which they relate, as well as the rationale for inclusion of each question. (Contains 39 references.) (CC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (DHHS/CDC), Atlanta, GA. Adolescent and School Health Div.
Authoring Institution: South Dakota State Dept. of Education and Cultural Affairs, Pierre.; South Dakota State Dept. of Human Services, Pierre.
Identifiers: South Dakota