ERIC Number: ED443060
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Nevada Youth Risk Behavior Survey Report 1999.
Soule, Penelope P.; Sharp, Joyce
This report discusses results of the Nevada Department of Education's fourth statewide administration of the Youth Risk Behavior Survey. Students in grades 9, 10, 11, and 12 (N=2,702) from 75 public high schools participated in the study. Nevada high school students reported behaviors that equaled or exceeded goals established in the national health objectives for the year 2000. These goals include reducing physical fighting, weapon carrying, injurious suicide, increasing HIV/AIDS education, and exercise/physical activity. More Nevada students are: using seatbelts; exercising and dieting to control their weight; engaging in vigorous physical activity three or more days per week; and attending physical education classes at least once a week. Fewer participants reported that they: are missing school because of safety concerns; are thinking seriously about suicide; are having sex without the use of contraception; are drinking alcohol or using marijuana on school property; have used cocaine in the last month; have a lifetime use of inhalants; and have offered, sold, or given illegal drugs on school property. While progress was made in a number of areas, backsliding is apparent in the lack of motorcycle helmet use, driving under the influence, and in the use of cigarettes, alcohol, and marijuana. Additionally, more than half of students now report sexual activity. Condom use is down, and an increased proportion of students have become pregnant or have gotten someone pregnant. Appendix A provides Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 10. (Contains 47 references.) (MKA)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Adolescents, Body Image, Body Weight, Drinking, Drug Abuse, Eating Habits, High Risk Students, High Schools, Injuries, Physical Activity Level, Physical Health, Predictor Variables, Pregnancy, Safety, Sexuality, Smoking, Student Behavior, Student Surveys, Suicide, Tables (Data), Tobacco, Violence, Weapons
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (DHHS/CDC), Atlanta, GA. Adolescent and School Health Div.; Centers for Disease Control (DHHS/PHS), Atlanta, GA.
Authoring Institution: Nevada State Dept. of Education, Carson City.
Identifiers - Location: Nevada