ERIC Number: ED389978
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Health Risk Behaviors among Maine Youth: Results of the 1993 Youth Risk Behavior and Out-of-School Youth Surveys.
Hart, Suzanne K.; And Others
Intended for use by health education professionals, teachers, parents and others interested in the health status and health risk behaviors of young persons in Maine, this report describes the results of three concurrent studies of adolescent health. Data were obtained by written and telephone surveys taken from parents and adolescents in Maine. Focus is placed on preventable health risks among Maine's public high school students and out-of-school adolescents. Results are presented in the following categories: (1) Sexual Behaviors; (2) Alcohol and Drug Use; (3) Tobacco Use; (4) Unintentional Injuries; (5) Violent Behavior; (6) Depression and Suicide; (7) Nutrition and Fitness; and (8) Access to Medical Care. Results lend support to the objectives and strategies developed in the Healthy Maine 2000 project. (SR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Parents; Practitioners
Sponsor: Maine State Dept. of Human Services, Augusta.
Authoring Institution: University of Southern Maine, Portland. Edmund S. Muskie Inst. of Public Affairs.