ERIC Number: ED358388
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Wisconsin Youth Risk Behavior and HIV/AIDS Prevention Education: Survey Results, 1991. Bulletin No. 93253.
Wagener, Judy; Nehls-Lowe, Barbara
This report contains data from the 1991 Youth Risk Behavior Survey, administered to 1,440 high school students throughout Wisconsin. Included are data on the prevalence of injuries; drug use; sexual behaviors; dietary behaviors; and physical activity. The results revealed that over 80% of students rarely or never wear bicycle helmets and 50% inconsistently wear seatbelts; over 20% of students drank five or more drinks of alcohol within a couple of hours, on two or more days in the past month; 20% of students smoked cigarettes on at least 10 of the last 30 days; over 20% of students and 37% of male students carried a weapon during the past month; 30% of students considered attempting suicide during the past year; nearly 50% of all students were involved in a physical fight during the past year; nearly 50% of all seniors had had sexual intercourse at or before age 16 and 45% of sexually active students did not use a condom during their last sexual intercourse; one in six sexually active students used no birth control method during their last sexual intercourse; and 48% of female students and 25% of male students considered themselves overweight. Results of a human immonudeficiency virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) prevention education survey also are reported which showed that 70% of Wisconsin public schools provided HIV prevention education and health education in grades seven and eight. Contains 33 references. (NB)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Alcohol Abuse, At Risk Persons, Drinking, Drug Abuse, High School Students, High Schools, Injuries, Nutrition, Physical Activities, Risk, Sexuality, Smoking, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior
Bureau for Pupil Services, Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction, P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.