ERIC Number: ED459056
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Youth Risk Behavior Survey of High School Students Attending Bureau Funded Schools, 2001.
Shaughnessy, Lana; Branum, Cheryl; Everett-Jones, Sherry
In spring 2001, 5,654 American Indian high school students attending schools funded by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) completed the Youth Risk Behavior Survey. The survey examined youth behaviors in the areas of motor vehicle safety, weapons, violence, suicide, current and lifetime tobacco use, current and lifetime drug and alcohol use, substance use on school property, sexuality, nutrition, and physical activity. This report presents the findings by gender and grade (grades 9-12) and compares them with findings from 1997 and 1994 surveys. Students surveyed in 2001 were more likely than students in 1997 and 1994 to wear seat belts, use condoms, attend a physical education class, think they were overweight, and attempt to lose weight. Students surveyed in 2001 were less likely than students in 1997 or 1994 to: ride with a drinking driver; seriously consider suicide; smoke cigarettes; use smokeless tobacco; drink alcohol; use marijuana; use inhalants; or have had sexual intercourse with four or more sex partners. Thirty data tables present findings. (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.