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Harassment at School and Selected Health Behaviors; Oregon Healthy Teens (OHT) 2005; 8th Grade

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Harassment at School and Selected Health Behaviors,
Oregon Healthy Teens (OHT) 2005, 8th Grade
NOTE: Referent Group is "Not Harassed." Bolding shows statistical significance between "Not Harassed" and "Harassed" percentages. 8th Grade
Column Percents Not Harassed Harassed for one reason Harassed for two or more reasons
Depression and Suicide
Depressed 1+ times in past week 40.5 61.0 77.6
During the past 30 days (All or Most of time)
Very nervous person 3.9 7.6 14.5
Down in the dumps 3.1 7.0 12.9
Felt downhearted and blue 4.6 10.1 19.9
Sad or hopeless during past 12 months 9.2 20.9 36.7
Happy person 68.7 54.4 41.4
Felt calm and peaceful 51.4 39.3 28.4
Considered attempting suicide 6.5 17.3 32.8
Actually attempted suicide 3.0 9.0 18.1
Suicide attempt that had to be treated (All respondents) 0.8 2.8 7.6
Safety at School
During the past 30 days (1+ days):
Did not go to school because felt unsafe 1.8 8.2 14.7
Carried a gun on school property 0.5 1.2 0.9
During the past 12 months (1+ times) on school property:
Someone deliberately damaged your property 9.0 25.7 44.9
Anyone offered, sold or given you illegal drugs 8.5 15.5 25.0
Physical fight on school property 12.1 22.1 26.9
Someone injured you with a weapon 1.1 2.9 3.9
Someone took money/things from you by force
or weapon or threats
0.9 4.0 9.5
Someone threatened you with a weapon 3.4 8.0 15.8
Delinquent behavior
During the past 12 months (1+ times):
Gambled 23.3 29.0 32.4
Carried a handgun 7.4 9.4 10.8
Sold illegal drugs 2.6 4.2 6.9
Stole/Tried to steal motor vehicle 1.9 2.5 4.6
Physical fight 20.3 32.8 42.8
Physical fight where injured and treated by a
doctor or nurse
1.8 2.9 5.6
Attacked someone with idea of seriously hurting
them
7.6 12.3 21.6
Been arrested 5.4 7.7 10.1
Been suspended from school 14.2 19.0 23.2
Other Risk Behaviors
During the past 30 days (1+ days):
Carried a gun (Anywhere) 6.5 7.1 7.0
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs
Smoked 1+ days in past 30 days 7.1 11.4 17.2
On 1+ days:
Had at least one drink of alcohol 21.3 27.2 37.2
Binge drank 9.5 12.1 17.6
Drank 1+ occasions in past 30 days 25.6 32.3 41.8
Age first drank alcohol (< 13) 32.7 41.7 48.7
During the past 12 months (1+ times) due to drinking alcohol:
Missed school 1.7 3.3 5.4
Not been able to remember what happened 6.3 10.2 15.6
Regretted something 4.2 7.5 11.3
Gotten sick to stomach 6.5 10.8 16.6
Within the past 30 days (1+ times):
Used marijuana 8.1 12.2 16.5
Used marijuana on school property 2.1 2.5 5.6
Age first tried marijuana (< 13) 8.1 11.7 14.3
30-day drug use summary: (Marijuana, inhalants, prescription drugs, stimulants, cocaine, heroin, ecstasy/LSD) 10.8 18.4 25.2
Physical Appearance and Body Weight
Body Mass Index (BMI)
Not at risk for overweight 78.7 73.1 70.0
At risk for overweight (85th-95th percentile) 13.3 14.9 17.6
Overweight (>= 95th percentile) 8.0 12.0 12.4
Weight Description
Very underweight 1.7 2.3 2.7
Slightly underweight 14.0 12.8 12.4
About the right weight 60.9 51.8 41.6
Slightly overweight 21.1 28.1 33.3
Very overweight 2.3 5.0 10.0
During the past 30 days:
Lose weight 38.0 50.1 58.6
Gain weight 11.2 11.3 7.5
Stay the same weight 24.9 19.8 16.4
Not trying to do anything about weight 25.9 18.8 17.5
Eat less food/fewer calories 31.7 41.8 48.6
Exercise 52.5 59.4 66.2
Fast 5.7 10.3 19.0
Diet pills/powders/liquids 1.7 4.4 5.4
Vomit/Take laxatives 1.9 4.1 8.0
Sexual Activity
Ever had sexual intercourse 11.5 16.9 19.6
Sexual intercourse: Within past 3 months
With 1 person 4.1 6.7 5.9
With 2+ people 2.2 3.1 3.0
Sexual intercourse: Lifetime
With 1 person 4.8 7.1 8.4
With 2+ people 6.6 9.6 10.9
Drank/used drugs before last sexual intercourse 2.6 4.5 5.4
Among those who have ever had sexual intercourse:
Drank/Used drugs last intercourse 18.8 24.1 26.4
Condom use 69.4 66.7 68.8
Protective Factors (Very much or pretty much true):
There is an adult at home who wants me to do my best 96.6 96.3 94.0
There is an adult at home who wants me to be a success 89.0 86.3 83.0
There are teachers are available to talk to 85.3 76.5 73.6
There are other activities at school available for
student participation
92.3 88.4 87.7
There is an adult outside of home and school who wants me to do my best 90.5 87.1 83.8