ERIC Number: ED419653
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Youth Risk Behavior Survey of High School Students Attending Bureau Funded Schools, 1997.
Shaughnessy, Lana; Everett, Sherry; Ranslow, Steve
In 1997, a second survey was conducted of all 9th through 12th graders enrolled in schools funded by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). As in 1994, the survey instrument used was the Youth Risk Behavior Survey, developed by the Centers for Disease Control. Surveys were completed by 5,606 students out of a total high school population of 7,780. The survey was conducted to assess risk behaviors engaged in by American Indian young people and to better focus prevention programs to address these identified behaviors. The risk behaviors assessed by the survey involved seat belt use, motorcycle and bicycle safety, drinking and driving, carrying a weapon, physical fighting, suicide, violence on school property, tobacco use, alcohol use, drug use, HIV education, sexual behaviors, dietary behaviors, physical activity, and age of initiation to various behaviors. Students surveyed in 1997 were more likely than 1994 respondents to report ever using marijuana, cocaine, or steroids; more likely to report ever trying to quit smoking; and less likely to report riding a motorcycle, using smokeless tobacco, being in a physical fight, participating in vigorous physical activity, thinking they are overweight, and considering or attempting suicide. Data tables detail results for total respondents; females; males; students in grades 9, 10, 11, and 12; and total respondents in 1994. (TD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC. Office of Indian Education Programs.; Centers for Disease Control (DHHS), Atlanta, GA. Div. of Adolescent and School Health.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Youth Risk Behavior Survey