ERIC Number: ED374953
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Nov-30
Reference Count: N/A
Kids, Schools, & Health: Where Do We Stand? Results of the 1993 New Mexico Youth Risk Behavior Survey of Native American Schools.
Utah Univ., Salt Lake City. Health Education Dept.
This report summarizes the major results of a youth risk behavior survey administered to 1,549 students (grades 9-12) in 14 New Mexico schools identified as predominantly "Native American." The purpose of this report is to stimulate useful discussions into ways to increase informed support for effective, school-based comprehensive health education programs. A similar report presents results from schools not identified as "Native American." Of responding students, 77.5 percent described themselves as Native American or Alaska Native. After a brief description of the survey methodology, statistics and graphs are presented in the following areas: (1) unintentional and intentional injuries relating to motor vehicles, violence, and suicide; (2) tobacco, alcohol, and other drug use; (3) sexual behaviors relating to HIV/AIDS education, other sexually transmitted diseases, commencement and frequency of intercourse, pregnancy, and condom use; (4) dietary behaviors relating to obesity and fat consumption; and (5) physical inactivity and exercise. Most statistics are disaggregated by gender and grade, with males showing higher levels of risk behavior on most parameters. National statistics and relevant "year 2000 objectives" provide a broader context for understanding. A final section lists the elements of a successful comprehensive school health program. Contains 41 references. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Parents
Sponsor: Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (DHHS/CDC), Atlanta, GA. Adolescent and School Health Div.; New Mexico State Dept. of Education, Santa Fe.
Authoring Institution: Utah Univ., Salt Lake City. Health Education Dept.
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Youth Risk Behavior Survey