ERIC Number: ED382902
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Mar-24
Reference Count: N/A
Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance--United States, 1993. CDC Surveillance Summaries.
Kann, Laura; And Others
MMWR/Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, v44 nSS-1 Mar 24 1995
The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Systems monitor six categories of priority health risk behaviors among youth and young adults: (1) behaviors that contribute to intentional or unintentional injuries; (2) tobacco use (3) alcohol and other drug use; (4) sexual behaviors that contribute to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases; (5) unhealthy dietary behaviors; and (6) physical inactivity. This report summarizes results from the national survey; 24 state surveys; and nine local surveys conducted among high school students during February through May 1993. Results include: 72% of all deaths among school-age youth and young adults are from four causes: motor vehicle crashes, other unintentional injuries, homicide, and suicide; 22.1% of youth had carried a weapon during the 30 days preceding the survey; 8.6% had attempted suicide during the 12 months preceding the survey; 53% of high school students had had sexual intercourse; 30.5% of high school students had smoked cigarettes during the 30 days preceding the survey; and only 15.4% had eaten five or more servings of fruits and vegetables on the day preceding the survey. The document includes a list of reports published in CDC surveillance summaries since January 1, 1985, 25 tables of data, and an appendix of state and local youth risk behavior surveillance system coordinators. (JE)
Descriptors: Drinking, Drug Use, Health Activities, High Schools, Homicide, Nutrition, Physical Activity Level, Risk, Self Destructive Behavior, Self Injurious Behavior, Sexuality, Smoking, Statistical Surveys, Suicide, Tables (Data), Violence
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402-9325; single copies available from: CDC, Division of Adolescent and School Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Mail Stop K-33, 4770 Buford Highway, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30341-3724 (free).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (DHHS/PHS), Atlanta, GA.
Identifiers: Risk Taking Behavior; Youth Risk Behavior Survey