ERIC Number: ED459375
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Alaska Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 1999 and Alaska School Health Education Profile, 1998.
Green, Tammy; Schumacher, Catherine; Middaugh, John; Asay, Elvin; Campbell, Terri; Shober, Beth
This report describes the methods and results of the 1999 Alaska Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) and the 1998 School Health Education Profile (SHEP). Each survey is intended to provide a better understanding of health and related programs within school settings. The YRBS asks students to report their behaviors in the six major areas of health that directly lead to morbidity and mortality. The areas include behaviors that result in injury; tobacco use; alcohol or other drug use; sexual behaviors that can lead to unwanted pregnancy, HIV, or sexually transmitted diseases; dietary behaviors; and physical activity. The SHEP asks teachers and administrators about programs and services to address these same areas of concern. This report, combining data from both surveys, provides a comprehensive picture of the status of adolescent health in Alaska. Part 1 contains the Youth Risk Behavior Survey on high school and middle school students and includes sections on the six major areas of health concerns. Part 2 contains the information from the School Health Profile and the results from the principals' survey and health educators' survey. (Contains 6 appendixes, 94 figures, 2 tables, and 91 references.) (JDM)
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Attitude Measures, Death, Dietetics, Drinking, Health Education, High School Students, High Schools, Integrated Services, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Physical Activity Level, Principals, School Counseling, Sexuality, Smoking, Student Behavior, Student Surveys
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Dept. of Health and Social Services, Anchorage.; Alaska State Dept. of Education and Early Development, Juneau.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska