ERIC Number: ED468269
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Wisconsin Youth Risk Behavior Survey, 2001.
Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.; Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Comprehensive Cancer Center.
The 2001 Wisconsin Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) was conducted as part of a national effort by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to monitor health-risk behaviors of the nations high school students. This report contains findings from the 2001 Wisconsin YRBS in eight priority areas: protective assets, unintentional injuries, weapons and violence, suicide, tobacco use, alcohol and other drug use, sexual behavior, and diet and exercise. The full report also includes an analysis of the relationship between risk behaviors and protective assets, and provides comparisons of behaviors between demographic groups and over time. The YRBS was administered to 2,120 students in 54 public high schools in Wisconsin in the spring of 2001. The students who participated in the survey are representative of all ninth through twelfth grade public school students in Wisconsin. Due to the small sample size for various demographic groups, the comparisons of responses to questions by race are limited to white and black students only. The 2001 Wisconsin data are compared to the 1993, 1997, and 1999 Wisconsin data and the 1999 National YRBS data to indicate trends and comparisons. Three appendices include the questionnaire, data tables, and references. (Contains 43 references, 2 tables, and 62 figures.) (GCP)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Dietetics, Drinking, Drug Use, Exercise, High Risk Students, Secondary Education, Sexuality, Smoking, Student Behavior, Suicide, Surveys, Tobacco, Violence, Weapons
Student Services/Prevention and Wellness Team, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, 125 South Webster St., P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841. Tel: 608-266-8960; Tel: 800-441-4563 (Toll Free). For full text: http://www.dpi.state.wi.us/dpi/dlsea/sspw/yrbsindx.html.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control (DHHS), Atlanta, GA. Div. of Adolescent and School Health.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.; Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin