ERIC Number: ED340996
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Safety and Sex Practices among Nebraska Adolescents. Technical Report 24.
Newman, Ian M.; Perry-Hunnicutt, Christina
This report describes a range of adolescent behaviors related to their safety and the safety of others. The behaviors reported here range from ordinary safety precautions such as only swimming in supervised areas and wearing helmets when riding a motorcycle to less talked about behaviors such as using condoms during sexual intercourse and carrying a weapon for self-protection. The information described in this report came from a survey of Nebraska students (N=2,237) in grades 9 through 12. Results reported in this document include the following: (1) of the 40% who reported riding on a motorcycle, less than half reported wearing a crash helmet; (2) only 15% of Nebraska students use their seatbelts always or most of the time when riding in a car or truck driven by someone else; (3) almost half had ridden in a vehicle with a driver who had been drinking or using drugs in the last 30 days; (4) over one-third reported swimming without a lifeguard or adult supervision four or more times the previous summer; (5) nearly 30% had thought seriously about committing suicide; (6) 54% had had sexual intercourse at least once; (7) one-third reported using alcohol and/or other drugs the last time they had sexual intercourse; and (8) almost 10% claimed they had ever been pregnant or had gotten someone pregnant. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control (DHHS/PHS), Atlanta, GA.
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. Nebraska Prevention Center for Alcohol and Drug Abuse.; Health Education, Inc., Lincoln, NE.
Identifiers - Location: Nebraska