ERIC Number: ED160604
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Checkup: A National Assessment of Health Awareness Among 17-Year-Olds and Young Adults. Report No. 08-H-01.
Questions relating to knowledge of basic health concerns were the foundation of a survey of two groups of individuals: 17-year-old school students and adults between the ages of 26 and 35. The questions were grouped into two general categories--accident prevention and emergency care skills, and good health practices. Each of these topics contained subsets on pertinent facts selected as important for a sound knowledge base on health. For data analysis purposes, respondents were divided into the following groups: (1) sex; (2) race; (3) geographic region; (4) grade level in school; (5) health-related job experience; (6) health-related formal education; (7) total household income; and (8) size of community. Results of the survey are presented in the form of graphs dealing with each subset. Short summaries of important findings are highlighted in italics at the beginning of chapters or sections. (JD) Primary type of information provided by report: Results (Selective).
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Adolescents, Diseases, Drug Abuse, First Aid, Health Services, Knowledge Level, Nutrition, Physical Health, Sexuality, Surveys, Young Adults
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Statistics (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Report prepared by the National Assessment of Educational Progress; Exhibits marginally legible due to small type