ERIC Number: ED409519
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Nevada Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 1995.
Adams, Ken; And Others
A relatively small number of preventable behaviors, such as drinking alcohol and driving, failing to wear seat belts, and engaging in unprotected intercourse, contribute greatly to morbidity and mortality among youth and young adults. An extensive survey of the risk behaviors of one state's youth is described here. A total of 1,538 responses from students in 57 public high schools were used for the study. Behavior was broken down into six categories: (1) behaviors that result in unintentional and intentional injuries, such as vehicle safety, weapons, fighting and suicide; (2) tobacco use, including cigarettes and smokeless tobacco; (3) alcohol and other drug use; (4) sexual behaviors and health-related outcomes, such as pregnancy; (5) dietary behavior, including an analysis of body weight and food choices; and (6) physical activity or student participation in sports and exercise. Advances in reducing students' risky behaviors are reported and areas that need to be improved are identified. The entire survey is appended in the back, along with statistics on how the questions were answered over a 3-year period so that trends can be discerned. (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Center for Disease Control (DHHS/PHS), Atlanta, GA.
Authoring Institution: Nevada State Dept. of Education, Carson City.
Identifiers - Location: Nevada
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Youth Risk Behavior Survey