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ERIC Number: ED316537
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
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The Alabama Adolescent Health Survey: Health Knowledge and Behaviors of Grade 8 and 10 Students. Summary Report.
Nagy, Stephen; Adcock, Anthony
The Alabama Adolescent Health Survey was a comprehensive survey of the knowledge and behaviors of eighth- and tenth-grade students in the public schools. The sample consisted of 3,803 students from school systems that were rural, metropolitan, and mixed. The survey measured student attitudes toward, and knowledge of: (1) mental health; (2) suicide; (3) violence; (4) substance use and age of initiation; (5) sexual attitudes and behaviors; (6) sexually transmitted disease; (7) Acquired Immune Deficiency; (8) safety; (9) weight control perceptions and practices; and (10) nutrition knowledge and practices. The results indicate that the youth in Alabama were very similar to the youth in a national survey. A large number of Alabama's adolescents are engaging in risky behaviors, some of which may have immediate health impacts whereas others may take years to materialize. Based upon the findings, a number of recommendations are made. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alabama