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2011 8th Grade Results

 

 

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Demographics


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1. What is your sex?
3. How old are you?
4-5. (Summary variable:) Race/Ethnicity
6. What is the language you use most often at home?

 


Health Care and Conditions


 

Health Care Issues

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10. Would you say that in general your physical health is....
11. Would you say that in general your emotional and mental health is....
12. When did you last go to a doctor or nurse practitioner for a check-up or physical exam when you were not sick or injured?
13. During the past 12 months, did you have any physical health care needs that were not met?
14. During the past 12 months, did you have any emotional or mental health care needs that were not met?

 

Oral Health

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20. When did you last go to a dentist or dental hygienist for a check-up, exam, teeth cleaning, or other dental work?
21. Have you ever had a cavity?
22. Did you brush your teeth in the past 24 hours?
23. In the past year, were you ever injured in your mouth area while playing sports? The mouth
area could be your teeth, gums, lips, cheeks, tongue, or jaw. (Please mark all answers that
apply)
24. Do you wear piercing or jewelry in or around the mouth area (tongue,
lip, cheek, tooth, etc.)?
25. During the past 12 months, did you miss one or more hours of school due to any of the
following reasons? (Please mark all answers that apply)

 

Asthma

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Current asthma prevalence
26. Has a doctor or nurse ever told you that you have asthma? 
 

Mental Health

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62. During the past 12 months, did you ever feel so sad or hopeless every day for two weeks or more in a row that you stopped doing some usual activities?
63. During the past 12 months, did you ever seriously consider attempting suicide?
64. During the past 12 months, how times did you actually attempt suicide?
65. If you attempted suicide during the past 12 months, did any attempt result in an injury, poisoning, or overdose that had to be treated by a doctor or nurse?
65.x. Amongst only those who attempted suicide during the past 12 months: Did any attempt result in an injury, poisoning, or overdose that had to be treated by a doctor or nurse?

 

 


Nutrition, Activity, Weight


 

Nutrition

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32. In the past 12 months, did you ever eat less than you felt you should because there wasn’t enough money to buy food?
33-38. Summary variable: Five-a-day measure: In the past 7 days, average servings per day where student reported consuming fruits or vegetables.
39. During the past 7 days, on how many days did you eat breakfast?
40. During the past 7 days, how many days did you buy soft drinks at school?
41. During the past 7 days, how many times did you eat from a restaurant or fast food restaurant, including take-out? Take-out food could be from a restaurant, supermarket, or deli counter.
50. During the past 7 days, how many times did you drink a can, bottle, or glass of soda or pop, such as Coke, Pepsi, or Sprite? (Do not include diet soda or diet pop.)
51. During the past 7 days, how many times did you drink: Fruit-flavored beverages such as Kool-Aid, Sunny Delight, or Snapple? (Do not include 100% fruit juice).
52. During the past 7 days, how many times did you drink: Energy drinks such as Red Bull, Rockstar, or Monster? (Do not include diet or sugar-free energy drinks)
53. During the past 7 days, how many times did you drink: Sports drinks such as Gatorade or Powerade?
54. During the past 7 days, how many times did you drink: Flavored milk such as Chocolate or Strawberry milk? (Do not include plain milk)
55. During the past 7 days, how many times did you drink: Sweetened coffee or tea beverages such as Starbucks Frappuccino or an Arizona Iced Tea?
56. During the past 7 days, how many times did you drink: Plain water? (Include tap and bottled water).

 

Physical Activity


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42. During the past 7 days, on how many days were you physically active for a total of at least 60 minutes per day?
43. On how many of the past 7 days did you do exercises to strengthen or tone your muscles, such as push-ups, sit-ups, or weight lifting?
44. In an average week when you are in school, on how many days do you go to physical education (PE) classes?
45. During an average physical education (PE) class, how many minutes do you spend actually exercising or playing sports?
46. On an average school day, how many hours do you watch TV?
47. On an average school day, how many hours do you play video or computer games or use a computer for something that is not school work? (Include activities such as Xbox, Play Station, Nintendo DS, iPod touch, Facebook, and the Internet.)
57. In an average school week, on how many days do you use each of these forms of transportation to get to or from school? Walk
58. In an average school week, on how many days do you use each of these forms of transportation to get to or from school? Ride a bike
59. In an average school week, on how many days do you use each of these forms of transportation to get to or from school? Ride a skateboard, scooter, or other non-motorized vehicle
60. In an average school week, on how many days do you use each of these forms of transportation to get to or from school? Ride a school bus or use public transportation
61. In an average school week, on how many days do you use each of these forms of transportation to get to or from school? Ride in a car or other motorized vehicle

 

Body Weight

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Body Weight status as Measured by Body Mass Index (BMI): Weight to Height Ratios.
48. How do you describe your weight?
49. Which of the following are you trying to do about your weight?

 

Sexual Behavior


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78. Have you ever had sexual intercourse?
79. How old were you when you had sexual intercourse for the first time?
80. During your life, with how many people have you had sexual intercourse?
81. During the past 3 months, with how many people did you have sexual intercourse?
81.x. Among those who have ever had sex: Indicator for current sexual activity, defined as sexual intercourse during the past three months.
82. Did you drink alcohol or use drugs before you had sexual intercourse the last time?
82.x. Among those who have ever had sex: Did you drink alcohol or use drugs before you had sexual intercourse the last time?
83. The last time you had sexual intercourse, did you or your partner use a condom?
83.x. Among those who have ever had sex:The last time you had sexual intercourse, did you or your partner use a condom?
84. The last time you had sexual intercourse, what one method did you or your partner use to prevent pregnancy? (Select only one response.)
84x. Among those who have ever had sex: The last time you had sexual intercourse, what one method did you or your partner use to prevent pregnancy? (Select only one response.)

 


Injury-Related Issues


 

Harassment

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70x. Summary variable: During the past 30 days, have you ever been harassed at school (or on the way to or from school)?
70. During the past 30 days, have you ever been harassed at school (or on the way to or from school)? (Type of harassment, mark all that apply.)

 

Personal Safety


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66. During the past 30 days, on how many days did you not go to school because you felt you would be unsafe at school or on your way to or from school?
67. During the past 12 months, how many times has someone threatened you with a weapon such as a gun, knife, or club on school property?
68. During the past 12 months, has anyone offered, sold or given you an illegal drug on school property?
69. During the past 12 months, how many times were you in a physical fight on school property?


Tobacco, Alcohol, Other Drugs


Tobacco

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85. During the past 30 days, on how many days did you smoke cigarettes?
86. During the past 30 days, on how many days did you use chewing tobacco, snuff, or dip, such as Redman, Levi Garrett, Beechnut, Skoal, Skoal Bandits, or Copenhagen?
85 & 86: Summary variable: Current tobacco use (cigarettes or chewing tobacco, past 30 days).
87. During the past 30 days, on how many days did you: Use other smokeless tobacco products, such as Camel or Marlboro Snus, or Camel orbs, sticks, or strips?
88. During the past 30 days, on how many days did you smoke cigars, cigarillos, or little cigars?
89. During the past 30 days, on how many days did you smoke tobacco in a pipe?
90. During the past 30 days, on how many days did you smoke tobacco in a Hookah, also known as a waterpipe?
91. During the past 30 days, on how many days did you: Smoke electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes)?
92. During the past 30 days, on the days you smoked, how many cigarettes did you smoke per day?
93. During the past 30 days, which brand of cigarette did you usually smoke?  (Select only one answer)
94. How old were you when you smoked a whole cigarette for the first time?
95. How old were you when you first used any form of tobacco other than cigarettes?
96. Have you ever smoked a menthol cigarette?
97. Do you want to completely stop smoking cigarettes?
98. During the past 12 months, did you ever try to quit smoking cigarettes?
99. Do you think that you will smoke a cigarette soon?
100. At any time during the next year, do you think you will smoke a cigarette?
101. If one of your best friends were to offer you a cigarette, would you smoke it?
102. Do you think young people who smoke cigarettes have more friends?
103. During the past 30 days, from which of the following sources did you get tobacco (cigarettes, chew, cigars, or any other tobacco product)? (Select one or more responses)
104. If you wanted to get some tobacco (cigarettes, chew, cigars), how easy would it be for you to get some?
105. Do you know if your school has a rule against tobacco use?
106. During the past 30 days, on how many days did you smoke cigarettes on school property?
107. During the past 30 days, on how many days did you use smokeless tobacco on school property?
108. During the past 30 days, have you seen anyone smoke on school property?
109. During the past 7 days, on how many days did you ride in a car with someone who was smoking cigarettes?
110. Does someone living in your house (other than you) smoke cigarettes?
111. During the past 30 days, have you seen an advertisement promoting cigarettes or other tobacco products: On a storefront or in a store?
112. During the past 30 days, have you seen an advertisement promoting cigarettes or other tobacco products: Online?
113. During the past 30 days, have you seen an advertisement promoting cigarettes or other tobacco products: In a magazine or newspaper?
114. During the past 30 days, have you seen an advertisement promoting cigarettes or other tobacco products: That came in the mail to your home?
115. If you have a favorite, what is the brand of your favorite cigarette advertisement?
116. What percentage of youth in your grade do you think smoked cigarettes in the past 30 days?
117. What percentage of youth in your grade do you think used smokeless tobacco in the past 30 days?
118. What percentage of youth in your grade do you think smoked tobacco in a hookah in the past 30 days?

Alcohol


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119. How old were you when you had more than a sip or two of beer, wine, or hard liquor (e.g., vodka, whiskey, or gin) for the first time?
120. During the past 30 days, on how many days did you have at least one drink of alcohol?
121. During the past 30 days, on how many days did you have 5 or more drinks of alcohol in a row, that is, within a couple of hours?
122. During the past 30 days, what type of alcohol did you usually drink? (Select only one response.)
123. If you wanted to get some beer, wine, or hard liquor (e.g., vodka, whiskey, or gin), how easy would it be for you to get some?

Other Drugs

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124. How old were you when you tried marijuana for the first time?
125. During the past 30 days, how many times did you use marijuana?
126. During the past 30 days, how many times did you sniff glue, breathe the contents of aerosol spray cans, or inhale any paints or sprays to get high?
127. During the past 30 days, how many times did you use prescription drugs (without a doctor's orders) to get high?
128. During the past 30 days, how many times did you use methamphetamines (also called speed, crystal, crank, or ice)?
129. During the past 30 days, how many times did you use any form of cocaine including powder, crack, or freebase?
130. During the past 30 days, how many times did you use heroin or other opiates or narcotics?
131. During the past 30 days, how many times did you use ecstasy (also called MDMA)?
132. During the past 30 days, how many times did you use LSD or other hallucinogens or psychedelics?
Summary variable: Illicit drug use in the past 30 days? (includes marijuana, inhalants, prescription drugs, stimulants, cocaine, heroin, ecstasy and/or LSD)
Summary variable: Illicit drug use in the past 30 days? (includes only stimulants, cocaine, heroin, ecstasy and/or LSD)
133. If you wanted to get a drug like cocaine, LSD, prescription drugs or amphetamines, how easy do you think it would be for you to get some?
134. How wrong do you think it is for someone your age to use LSD, cocaine, amphetamines, or another illegal drug?
135. How much do you think people risk harming themselves (physically or in other ways) if they smoke one or more packs of cigarettes per day?
136. How much do you think people risk harming themselves (physically or in other ways) if they use smokeless tobacco every day?
137. How much do you think people risk harming themselves (phyiscally or in other ways) if they smoke marijuana once or twice a week?
138. How much do you think people risk harming themselves (physically or in other ways) if they take one or two drinks of an alcoholic beverage (beer, wine, liquor) nearly every day?
139. How much do you think people risk harming themselves (physically or in other ways) if they have five or more drinks of an alcoholic beverage once or twice a week?

Gambling

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74. Gambling involves betting anything of value (money, a watch, soda, etc.) on a game or event. Please check ALL the different types of gambling that you have bet on, if any, during the last 30 days.
75. During the last 12 months, have you ever felt bad about the amount you bet, or about what happens when you bet money?
76. During the last 12 months, have you ever felt that you would like to stop betting money but didn't think you could?
77. In total, how much money have you bet in any form (lottery, card games, bingo, Internet, sports, with friends) in the past three months?

 


Beliefs, Attitudes, Influences


Personal Beliefs

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15. I can do most things if I try.
16. There is at least one teacher or other adult in my school that really cares about me.
17. I volunteer to help others in my community.
18. I can work out my problems.
19. During the past 12 months, how would you describe your grades in school?
134. How wrong do you think it is for someone your age to use LSD, cocaine, amphetamines, or another illegal drug?
Summary variable: Meets the positive youth development benchmark.

 

Family Beliefs

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140. How wrong do your parents feel it would be for you to smoke cigarettes?
141. How wrong do your parents feel it would be for you to drink beer, wine, or liquor (e.g., vodka, whiskey, or gin) regularly?
142. How wrong do your parents feel it would be fore you to smoke marijuana?