ERIC Number: ED370007
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Dec-28
Reference Count: N/A
Is This the Place...for Healthy Kids? Results of the 1993 Utah Youth Risk Behavior and 1992 School Health Education Surveys.
Gray, Donald Z.; And Others
This report describes the results of the 1993 Utah Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) and summarizes results of the 1992 Utah School Health Education Survey. Many health problems experienced by youth are caused by a few preventable behaviors, such as alcohol abuse and unprotected sexual intercourse. Tobacco use, dietary patterns that cause disease, and physical inactivity, which are behaviors established during youth, lead to health problems later in life. YRBS respondents were asked about unintentional and intentional injurious behaviors, tobacco, alcohol and drug use, sexual behaviors, dietary behaviors and physical inactivity. The results of the survey indicated that youth in Utah continued to engage in behaviors that put them at risk for the significant mortality, morbidity, disability, and social problems extending from youth to adulthood. School health programs attempt to teach youth to adopt and maintain healthy behaviors. Successful programs incorporate eight interdependent components: (1) Health education; (2) Health services; (3) Nurturing biophysical and psychosocial environments; (4) Counseling, psychological, and social services; (5) Integrated efforts of schools and communities to improve health education; (6) Food service; (7) Physical education and physical activity; and (8) Health programs for faculty and staff. (BF)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Elementary Secondary Education, Health Education, Health Programs, Intervention, Nutrition, Physical Activity Level, School Counseling, Self Destructive Behavior, Sexuality, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Substance Abuse
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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