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ERIC Number: ED590126
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Aug
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Suicide Report: A Health Risk Behavior Comparison of Montana High School Students Based on Attempted Suicide. 2017 Montana Youth Risk Behavior Survey
Montana Office of Public Instruction
The Montana Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) is administered by the Montana Office of Public Instruction every two years to students in grades 7 through 12. The purpose of the survey is to help monitor the prevalence of behaviors that not only influence youth health, but also put youth at risk for the most significant health and social problems that can occur during adolescence. While all schools in Montana can participate in the survey on a volunteer basis, approximately 50 high schools are randomly selected to be included to provide the Montana statewide data to be used in other national YRBS reports. The 2017 YRBS was conducted in February 2017. For the purpose of this report, youth that are classified as having attempted suicide are those Montana youth in 2017 that reported attempting suicide one or more times during the 12 months prior to taking the YRBS. Fifty separate risk behaviors were queried for association with the attempted suicide question. According to the 20117 YRBS, 9.5 percent of Montana high school students attempted suicide one or more times. Among Montana high school students who had attempted suicide (compared to those who had not attempted suicide), there was a higher percentage of risk behaviors in areas such as substance use, weapons, sexuality, bullying, eating habits, physical activity level, and life style. [For "Suicide Report: A Health Risk Behavior Comparison of Montana High School Students Based on Attempted Suicide. 2011 Montana Youth Risk Behavior Survey" see ED543249.]
Montana Office of Public Instruction. P.O. Box 202501, Helena, MT 59620-2501. Tel: 888-231-9393; Tel: 406-444-3095; Web site: http://opi.mt.gov
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools; Grade 9; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montana Office of Public Instruction
Identifiers - Location: Montana
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Youth Risk Behavior Survey