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1997 Middle School Results
Demographics

1. PDF fileHow old are you?

4. PDF fileHow do you describe yourself?

Seatbelt Use

5. PDF fileHow often do you wear a seatbelt when riding in a car?

Bicycle Helmets

6. PDF fileWhen you ride a bicycle, how often did you wear a helmet?

Skating Helmets

7. PDF fileWhen you rollerblade or ride a skateboard, how often do you wear a helmet?

Drinking and Driving

8. PDF fileHave you ever ridden in a car driven by someone who had been drinking alcohol?

Weapon Carrying

9. PDF fileHave you ever carried a gun as a weapon?

10. PDF fileHave you ever carried any other type of weapon, such as a knife or club?

11. PDF fileDuring the past 30 days, 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?

12. PDF fileDuring the past 12 months, how many times has someone threatened or injured you with a weapon such as a gun, knife, or club on school property?

Property Damage

13. PDF fileDuring the past 12 months, how many times has someone stolen or deliberately damaged your property such as your car, clothing, or books on school property?

Physical Fighting

14. PDF fileIn the past 12 months, have you ever been in a physical fight?

15. PDF fileHave you ever been in a physical fight in which you were hurt and had to be treated by a doctor or nurse?

Harassment at School

16. PDF fileDuring the past 30 days, have you been harassed or picked on at school by another student?

Suicide

17. PDF fileHave you ever seriously thought about killing yourself?

18. PDF fileHave you ever tried to kill yourself?

Cigarette Smoking

19. PDF fileHave you ever tried cigarette smoking?

20. PDF fileHow old were you when you smoked a whole cigarette for the first time?

21. PDF fileDuring the past 30 days, on how many days did you smoke cigarettes?

22. PDF fileHow do you get your own cigarettes?

23. PDF fileWhen you bought cigarettes in a store during the past 30 days, were you ever asked to show proof of age?

25. PDF fileDo you think smoking is cool?

26. PDF fileDoes someone living in your house (other than you) smoke cigarettes?

Smokeless Tobacco

24. PDF fileHave you ever used chewing tobacco or snuff, such as Redman, Skoal Bandits, or Copenhagen?

Alcohol Use

27. PDF fileHave you ever had a drink of alcohol, other than for religious reasons?

28. PDF fileHow old were you when you had your first drink of alcohol?

29. PDF fileDuring the past 30 days, on how many days did you have at least one drink of alcohol?

Marijuana

30. PDF fileHave you ever used marijuana?

31. PDF fileHow old were you when you first tried marijuana?

32. PDF fileDuring the past 30 days, how many times did you use marijuana?

Other Drugs

33. PDF fileHave you ever had any form of cocaine?

34. PDF fileHow old were you when you tried any form of cocaine for the first time?

35. PDF fileHave you ever sniffed glue, or breathed the contents of spray cans, or inhaled any paints or sprays to get high?

36. PDF fileHave you ever used steroids?

38. PDF fileHave you ever used a needle to inject any illegal drug into your body?

HIV Knowledge and Attitudes

39. PDF fileHave you ever been taught about AIDS or HIV in school?

40. PDF fileHave you ever talked about AIDS or HIV with your parents or other adults in your family?

41. PDF fileCan you tell if people are infected with HIV (the AIDS virus) just by looking at them?

42. PDF fileIs it safe to have unprotected sex (no condom used) with a person who has tested negative for HIV?

43. PDF fileCan a person get AIDS/HIV infection from being bitten by mosquitoes or other insects?

44. PDF fileCan a person get AIDS/HIV infection from donating blood?

Sexual Activity and Abstinence

45. PDF fileHave you ever had sexual intercourse?

46. PDF fileHow old were you when you had intercourse for the first time?

47. PDF fileWith how many different people have you had sexual intercourse?

48. PDF fileThe last time you had sexual intercourse, did you or your partner use a condom?

Body Image and Dieting

49. PDF fileHow do you think of your weight?

50. PDF fileWhich of the following are you trying to do about your weight?

51. PDF fileHave you ever vomited or taken laxatives to lose weight or to keep from gaining weight?

52. PDF fileHave you ever taken diet pills to lose weight or to keep from gaining weight?

Nutrition

53. PDF fileYesterday, how many times did you eat fruit or drink fruit juice?

54. PDF fileYesterday, how many times did you eat raw or cooked vegetables (including green salad)?

55. PDF fileYesterday, did you eat hamburger, hot dogs, sausage, french fries or potato chips?

56. PDF fileYesterday, how many times did you eat cookies, doughnuts, pie, or cake?

Physical Activity

57. PDF fileOn how many of the past 7 days did you exercise or play sports, such as basketball, soccer, running, swimming laps, tennis, or fast bicycling?

58. PDF fileAt this time, how many days per week do you usually go to physical education or gym class?

59. PDF fileDuring the past 12 months, how many sports teams run by your school or by an organization outside your school, did you play?

Caring Adult

60. PDF fileWhen you are scared, worried, or concerned about yourself or your friends, is there a caring adult you can talk to?