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2008 8th Grade Results
Viewing Options Tobacco, Alcohol, Other Drugs
Demographics Beliefs, Attitudes, Influences
Health Care and Conditions
Nutrition, Activity, Weight
Sexual Behavior
Injury-Related Issues

 

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Demographics

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1.

What is your sex?
3.
How old are you?
4.
Are you Hispanic or Latino?
5.
What is your race? (Select one or more responses.)
6.
What is the language you use most often at home?
7.
Are you using the Spanish reference guide to complete the survey?
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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.
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).

Asthma

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23.
Has a doctor or nurse ever told you that you have asthma?
24.
Do you still have asthma?

Other Health

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25.
Has a doctor, nurse, or other professional ever told you that you have one or more of the following (Please mark all that apply).
26.
Are you limited in any activities because of ANY disabilities or long-term health problems, including physical health, emotional, or learning problems?

Mental Health

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Nutrition, Activity, Weight

Nutrition

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27/32.
(Summary variable.) Five-a-day measure: In the past 7 days, average servings per day where student reported consuming fruits or vegetables.
27.
During the past 7 days, how many times did you drink 100% fruit juices such as orange juice, apple juice, or grape juice?
28.
During the past 7 days, how many times did you eat fruit?
29.
During the past 7 days, how many times did you eat green salad?
30.
During the past 7 days, how many times did you eat potatoes?
31.
During the past 7 days, how many times did you eat carrots?
32.
During the past 7 days, how many times did you eat other vegetables?
33.
During the past 7 days, how many glasses of milk did you drink?
34.
During the past 7 days, on how many days did you eat breakfast?
35.
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?
36.
During the past 7 days, how many times did you buy soft drinks at school?

Physical Activity

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37.
During the past 7 days, on how many days were you physically active for a total of at least 60 minutes per day?
38.
In an average week when you are in school, on how many days do you go to physical education (PE) classes?
39.
During an average physical education (PE) class, how many minutes do you spend actually exercising or playing sports?
40.
On an average school day, how many hours do you watch TV?
41.
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?

Body Weight

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8/9.
Body Weight status as Measured by Body Mass Index (BMI): Weight to Height Ratios.
42.
How do you describe your weight?
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Sexual Behavior

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74.
Have you ever had sexual intercourse?
75.
How old were you when you had sexual intercourse for the first time?
76.
During your life, with how many people have you had sexual intercourse?
77.
During the past 3 months, with how many people did you have sexual intercourse?
78.
Did you drink alcohol or use drugs before you had sexual intercourse the last time?
78x.
Among those who have ever had sex: Did you drink alcohol or use drugs before you had sexual intercourse the last time?
79.
The last time you had sexual intercourse, did you or your partner use a condom?
79x.
Among those who have ever had sex: The last time you had sexual intercourse, did you or your partner use a condom?
80.
The last time you had sexual intercourse, what one method did you or your partner use to prevent pregnancy?
80x.
Among those who have ever had sex: The last time you had sexual intercourse, did you or your partner use a method to prevent pregnancy?
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Injury-Related Issues

Harassment

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70x.
Summary. 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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52.
During the past 30 days, how many times did you ride in a car or other vehicle driven by a teenager who had been drinking alcohol?
53.
During the past 30 days, how many times did you ride in a car or other vehicle driven by a parent or other adult who had been drinking alcohol?
54.
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?
55.
During the past 30 days, on how many days did you carry a gun?
56.
During the past 30 days, on how many days did you carry a weapon other than a gun (e.g., knife, club, or other weapon)?
57.
During the past 30 days, on how many days did you carry a gun on school property?
58.
During the past 12 months, how many times were you in a physical fight?
59.
During the past 12 months, how many times were you in a physical fight on school property?
60.
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?
61.
During the past 12 months, how many times have you been suspended from school?
62.
During the past 12 months, how many times has anyone offered, sold, or given you an illegal drug on school property?
63.
During the past 12 months, how many times have you sold illegal drugs?
64.
During the past 12 months, how many times have you stolen or tried to steal a motor vehicle such as a car or motorcycle?
65.
During the past 12 months, how many times have you attacked someone with the idea of seriously hurting them?
66.
During the past 12 months, how many times have you been arrested?
67.
During the past 12 months, how many times have you stolen something worth more than $10?
68.
During the past 12 months, how many times have you been stopped by the police?
69.
During the past 12 months, how many times have you been in a fight with a weapon?

Choking Game

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188.
The Choking Game is an activity that some youth participate in to get a high by cutting off blood and oxygen to the brain using a variety of methods. (Please mark all that apply)
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Tobacco, Alcohol, Other Drugs

Tobacco

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81.
During the past 30 days, on how many days did you smoke cigarettes?
81.x
Current Smoker
82.
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?
83.
During the past 30 days, on how many days did you smoke cigars, cigarillos, or little cigars?
84.
During the past 30 days, on how many days did you smoke tobacco in a pipe?
85.
During the past 30 days, on how many days did you smoke tobacco in a Hookah, also known as a waterpipe?
86.
During the past 30 days, on how many days did you smoke clove or kretek cigarettes?
87.
During the past 30 days, on how many days did you smoke bidis (or "beedies")? Bidis are small brown cigarettes that have tobacco wrapped in a leaf and tied with a thread.
88.
During the past 30 days, on the days you smoked, how many cigarettes did you smoke per day?
81/82.
Summary variable: Current tobacco use (cigarettes or chewing tobacco, past 30 days).
81-87.
Summary variable: Current tobacco use (any tobacco product, past 30 days).
89.
How old were you when you smoked a whole cigarette for the first time?
90.
Have you ever tried smoking flavored cigarettes (made to taste like chocolate, candy, etc.)?
91.
Do you want to completely stop smoking cigarettes?
92.
During the past 12 months, did you ever try to stop smoking cigarettes?
93.
Do you think that you will smoke a cigarette soon (non-smokers)?
94.
At any time during the next year, do you think you will smoke a cigarette (non-smokers)?
95.
If one of your best friends were to offer you a cigarette, would you smoke it (non-smokers)?
96.
During the past 30 days, from which of the following sources did you get tobacco (cigarettes, chew, cigars)? (Please mark all that apply)
97.
If you wanted to get some tobacco (cigarettes, chew, cigars), how easy would it be for you to get some?
98.
Is there a rule against tobacco in your school?
99.
During the past 30 days, on how many days did you smoke cigarettes on school property?
100.
During the past 30 days, on how many days did you use chewing tobacco, snuff, or dip on school property?
101.
During the past 12 months, have you seen other students smoke on school property?
102.
During the past 12 months, have you seen teachers, staff, or other adults smoke on school property?
103.
During the past 12 months, have you seen teachers, staff, or other adults chewing tobacco on school property?
104.
During the past 7 days, on how many days did you ride in a car with someone who was smoking cigarettes?
105.
Does someone living in your house (other than you) smoke cigarettes?
106.
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: Cigarette companies deliberately advertise and promote cigarettes to encourage youth under 18 to smoke.
107.
During the past 30 days, have you seen an advertisement promoting cigarettes on a storefront or in a store?
108.
During the past 30 days, have you seen an advertisement promoting cigarettes in a magazine?
109.
If you have a favorite, what is the brand of your favorite cigarette advertisement?
110.
Do you think the smoke from other people's cigarettes is harmful to you?
111.
During the last 12 months, have you been taught about tobacco in school?
112.
What percentage of youth in your grade do you think smoked cigarettes in the past 30 days?

Alcohol

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113.
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?
114.
On how many occasions (if any) have you had beer or wine (non-religious) or hard liquor (e.g., vodka, whiskey, gin) to drink during the past 30 days?
115.
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?
116.
During the past 30 days, on how many days did you have at least one drink of alcohol on school property?
117.
During the past 30 days, what type of alcohol did you usually drink?
118.
During your life, on how many days have you had at least one drink of alcohol?
119.
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?
120.
In the last 12 months, which of the following have you experienced? (Please mark all that apply)
121.
During the past 30 days, how many times did you get alcohol (beer, wine, or hard liquor) from each of the following sources? Grocery stores
122.
During the past 30 days, how many times did you get alcohol (beer, wine, or hard liquor) from each of the following sources? Convenience stores (such as 7-Eleven)
123.
During the past 30 days, how many times did you get alcohol (beer, wine, or hard liquor) from each of the following sources? Gas stations.
124.
During the past 30 days, how many times did you get alcohol (beer, wine, or hard liquor) from each of the following sources? Friends 21 and older
125.
During the past 30 days, how many times did you get alcohol (beer, wine, or hard liquor) from each of the following sources? Friends under 21
126.
During the past 30 days, how many times did you get alcohol (beer, wine, or hard liquor) from each of the following sources? Took from home without permission
127.
During the past 30 days, how many times did you get alcohol (beer, wine, or hard liquor) from each of the following sources? A parent
128.
During the past 30 days, how many times did you get alcohol (beer, wine, or hard liquor) from each of the following sources? A brother or sister
129.
During the past 30 days, how many times did you get alcohol (beer, wine, or hard liquor) from each of the following sources? Another family member
130.
During the past 30 days, how many times did you get alcohol (beer, wine, or hard liquor) from each of the following sources? Through the Internet
131.
During the past 30 days, how many times did you get alcohol (beer, wine, or hard liquor) from each of the following sources? By asking a stranger to buy it for me
132.
During the past 30 days, how many times did you get alcohol (beer, wine, or hard liquor) from each of the following sources? Liquor store
133.
During the past 30 days, how many times did you get alcohol (beer, wine, or hard liquor) from each of the following sources? Bar/Night Club or Restaurant
134.
During the past 30 days, how many times did you get alcohol (beer, wine, or hard liquor) from each of the following sources? At a party

Other Drugs

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135.
How old were you when you tried marijuana for the first time?
136.
During the past 30 days, how many times did you use marijuana?
137.
During your life, how many times have you used marijuana?
138.
If you wanted to get some marijuana, how easy would it be for you to get some?
170.
If you wanted to get a drug like cocaine, LSD, or amphetamines, how easy do you think it would be for you to get some?
139.
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?
140.
How much do you think people risk harming themselves (physically or in other ways) if they use chewing tobacco, snuff, or dip every day?
141.
How much do you think people risk harming themselves (physically or in other ways) if they try marijuana once or twice?
142.
How much do you think people risk harming themselves (physically or in other ways) if they smoke marijuana regularly?
143.
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?
144.
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?
145.
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?
146.
During the past 30 days, how many times did you use prescription drugs (without a doctor's orders) to get high?
147.
During the past 30 days, how many times did you use methamphetamines (also called speed, crystal, crank, or ice)?
148.
During the past 30 days, how many times did you use any form of cocaine including powder, crack, or freebase?
149.
During the past 30 days, how many times did you use heroin or other opiates or narcotics?
150.
During the past 30 days, how many times did you use ecstasy (also called MDMA)?
151.
During the past 30 days, how many times did you use LSD or other hallucinogens or psychedelics?
152.
During the past 12 months, how many times have you used any form of cocaine, including powder, crack, or freebase?
153.
During the past 12 months, how many times have you sniffed glue, breathed the contents of aerosol spray cans, or inhaled any paints or sprays to get high?
154.
During the past 12 months, how many times have you used heroin (also called smack, junk, or China White)?
155.
During the past 12 months, how many times have you used methamphetamines (also called speed, crystal, crank, or ice)?
156.
During the past 12 months, how many times have you used ecstasy (also called MDMA)?
157.
During the past 12 months, how many times have you taken steroid pills or shots without a doctor's prescription?
158.
During the past 12 months, how many times have you used a needle to inject any illegal drug into your body?

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)

Educational Efforts

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171. During the past 12 months, have you talked with at least one of your parents about the dangers of tobacco, alcohol, or drug use?
172.
During the past 12 months, have you had a special class about drugs or alcohol in school?
173.
During the past 12 months, have you seen or heard any alcohol or drug prevention messages from sources outside school such as posters, pamphlets, radio, or TV?

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Beliefs, Attitudes, Influences

Peer Influences

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159. In the past 12 months, how many of your best friends have smoked cigarettes?
160.
In the past 12 months, how many of your best friends have tried beer, wine, or hard liquor (for example, vodka, whiskey, or gin)?
161.
In the past 12 months, how many of your best friends have used marijuana?
162.
In the past 12 months, how many of your best friends have used LSD, cocaine, amphetamines, or other illegal drugs?
163.
In the past 12 months, how many of your best friends have sold illegal drugs?
164.
In the past 12 months, how many of your best friends have carried a handgun?
165.
In the past 12 months, how many of your best friends have been members of a gang?
166.
In the past 12 months, how many of your best friends have dropped out of school?
167.
In the past 12 months, how many of your best friends have been suspended from school?
168.
In the past 12 months, how many of your best friends have stolen or tried to steal a motor vehicle such as a car or motorcycle?
169.
In the past 12 months, how many of your best friends have been arrested?

Family Influences

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174.
How wrong do your parents feel it would be for you to smoke cigarettes?
175.
How wrong do your parents feel it would be for you to drink beer, wine, or liquor (e.g., vodka, whiskey, or gin) regularly?
176.
How wrong do your parents feel it would be fore you to smoke marijuana?

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.
Putting them together, what were your grades like last year?
177.
How wrong do you think it is for someone your age to smoke cigarettes
178.
How wrong do you think it is for someone your age to drink beer, wine, or hard liquor regularly?
179.
How wrong do you think it is for someone your age to smoke marijuana?
180.
How wrong do you think it is for someone your age to use LSD, cocaine, amphetamines, or another illegal drug?

Gambling

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71.
During the last 12 months, have you ever felt bad about the amount you bet, or about what happens when you bet money?
72.
During the last 12 months, have you ever felt that you would like to stop betting money but didn't think you could?
73.
In total, how much money have you bet in any form (lottery, card games, bingo, Internet, sports, with friends) in the past three months?

Community Influences

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181.
How wrong would most adults in your neighborhood, or around the area where you live, think it is for someone your age to smoke cigarettes?
182.
How wrong would most adults in your neighborhood, or around the area where you live, think it is for someone your age to drink beer, wine, or liquor (e.g., vodka, whiskey, gin) regularly?
183.
How wrong would most adults in your neighborhood, or around the area where you live, think it is for someone your age to smoke marijuana?
184.
If someone your age drank some beer, wine or hard liquor in your neighborhood, he or she would be caught by the police.
185.
If someone your age tried to purchase alcohol at a store in your neighborhood, he or she would be asked for ID or proof of age.
186.
If there was a party in your neighborhood where people your age were drinking, the police would come and break it up.
187.
If someone your age asks people 21 or older in your neighborhood to buy alcohol for them, no one would buy it for them.
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