ERIC Number: ED434874
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Utah Youth Risk Behavior Survey Results, 1991, 1993 & 1995.
Utah State Office of Education, Salt Lake City.
This report describes results from the 1995 Utah Youth Risk Behavior Survey of Utah's high school students and compares results to selected 1991 and 1993 results. The 76-item survey was identical to the national survey, though it omitted questions about sexual behavior. It examined unintentional and intentional injuries; tobacco, alcohol, and other drug use; risky dietary behaviors; and physical inactivity. In 1995, the survey was administered to 3,291 students in grades 9-12 in 40 public schools. Results indicate that by the time students entered 9th grade, many had engaged in behaviors that put them at risk for the significant health and social problems of youth and childhood. Many Utah students continued to engage in health risk behaviors throughout their high school years. Overall, there were few statistically significant increases or decreases from year to year in percentages of students engaging in health risk behaviors. Too few students wore helmets on bicycles and motorcycles; too many males carried weapons; the rate of violence in Utah schools was too high; too many students seriously considered suicide; too many students used harmful substances; and students needed significant improvements in dietary and physical activity behaviors. Data from other sources indicated that students were engaging in high risk sexual behaviors. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Utah State Office of Education, Salt Lake City.
Identifiers - Location: Utah