ERIC Number: ED380753
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Missouri Student Health Survey, 1993 Summary Report.
Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City. Div. of Instruction.
This report summarizes data compiled in a survey of student health conducted among 53,362 7th and 12th grade students in the spring of 1993. In order to compare these results to older students' health, 990 students attending Adult Basic Education centers were also surveyed. The survey instrument, which appears in Appendix A, contains 77 questions pertaining to knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors related to drugs, AIDS, and general health. The surveys also served as part of a local needs assessment to assist in reviewing and planning of each district's comprehensive health education curriculum. While the report considers the impact of factors related to drug use, it does not intend to suggest causation. Surveys results, which were compiled and cross-tabulated by grade level, gender, ethnicity, locality, and certain other factors identified as relating to frequency, are presented in four general categories: (1) description of students represented; (2) tobacco, alcohol and other drugs; (3) HIV/AIDS; and (4) general adolescent health perspective. According to the results, students increased their use of cigarettes, alcohol, and marijuana compared to a 1991 survey. Other findings are also discussed. It is hoped that the data summary will facilitate comparisons of local results to statewide data so as to assess relative needs. (RJM)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City. Div. of Instruction.
Identifiers - Location: Missouri