ERIC Number: ED442035
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
South Dakota Youth Risk Behavior Survey Report, 1999.
South Dakota State Dept. of Human Services, Pierre.; South Dakota State Dept. of Education and Cultural Affairs, Pierre.
The Youth Risk Behavior Survey was cooperatively developed by Centers for Disease Control and state and local departments of health to assess six health risk behaviors of adolescents that result in the greatest number of morbidity, mortality, and social problems. All public, private, and Bureau of Indian Affairs schools in South Dakota, containing students in grades 9 through 12, were eligible to be selected for inclusion in the survey. Questionnaires were completed by 1,674 students, 49% of whom were females, and 90% were white. The survey assessed the following behaviors: intentional and unintentional injuries; tobacco use; alcohol and other drug use; sexual behaviors that result in HIV infection, other sexually transmitted diseases, and unintended pregnancy; dietary behaviors; and physical activity. Questioning these behaviors was significant since 72% of all deaths in this age group can be attributed to one of the behaviors. The report provides information pertaining to these behaviors, along with bar graphs reflecting the percentage of times youth participated in the behaviors. Following a summary, questions are considered separately. A breakdown of responses is provided for each grade level. Summary of results from previous survey years (1993, 1995, 1997) are included. (Contains 59 references.) (JDM)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (DHHS/CDC), Atlanta, GA. Adolescent and School Health Div.
Authoring Institution: South Dakota State Dept. of Human Services, Pierre.; South Dakota State Dept. of Education and Cultural Affairs, Pierre.
Identifiers - Location: South Dakota