ERIC Number: ED420824
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Wisconsin Youth Risk Behavior Survey. Executive Summary and Report, 1997.
Part of a national survey effort by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) conducted in Wisconsin public schools in 1997 is presented. The core of the survey measures 16 objectives set by CDC as part of its Year 2000 initiative. Additional questions were added specifically for Wisconsin. This survey has been administered every two years since 1991 in grades 9 through 12 in Wisconsin. This research design provides data for comparison with national prevalence rates and across time. A trend analysis was also conducted. Data analysis is reported for the following areas of concern: unintentional injuries, weapons and violence, suicide, tobacco, alcohol and other drugs, sexual behavior, diet and exercise, health care, and assets. For each area of concern a context is presented along with general prevalence rates, trends, and comparisons by demographic groups. "Assets" includes social support and extracurricular activities; positive values are also assessed. Overall gender and grade level comparisons, indices for individual risk factor areas and total risk factors are reported. Relationships between risk factors are discussed. Appendices include the Questionnaire, Index Construction, Tables (data), Year 2000 Objectives, and References. (EMK)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Alcoholism, Dietetics, Drinking, Drug Abuse, Drug Education, Eating Habits, Health Education, High Risk Students, Injuries, School Counseling, School Counselors, School Safety, Secondary Education, Sexuality, Smoking, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Substance Abuse, Tobacco, Violence
Student Services/Prevention and Wellness Team, Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction, 125 South Webster St., P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841; phone: 608-266-8960, 800-441-4563.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Univ. Extension.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin