ERIC Number: ED370006
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Is This the Place...for Healthy Kids? Results of the 1991 Utah Youth Risk Behavior and School Health Education Surveys.
Utah State Office of Education, Salt Lake City.; Utah Univ., Salt Lake City.
This report describes the results of two statewide surveys conducted during Spring, 1991: the 1992 Utah Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) and the 1991 Utah School Health Education Survey (SHES). Sixty-three schools were randomly selected to participate in the state-level YRBS, and all 311 public and private schools with students in grades 7 through 12 were asked to complete the SHES. Many health problems experienced by youth are caused by a few preventable behaviors, such as drinking and driving and unprotected sexual intercourse. Effective educational programs may be able to reduce the extent to which adolescents engage in health risk behaviors. The results of this report can be used to identify adolescent needs, develop curricula to meet those needs, and design teacher training based on effective curricula. The survey included questions on the following types of health risk behaviors: (1) Intentional and Unintentional Injuries; (2) Tobacco, Alcohol, and Other Drug Use; (3) Behaviors That Result in HIV Infection, Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Unintended Pregnancy; (4) Dietary Excesses and Imbalances; and (5) Physical Inactivity. A summary of the results as well as a list of references are also included. (BF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Parents
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control (DHHS), Atlanta, GA. Div. of Adolescent and School Health.
Authoring Institution: Utah State Office of Education, Salt Lake City.; Utah Univ., Salt Lake City.
Identifiers - Location: Utah