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1997 High School Results
Demographics

1-3. How old are you? What is your sex? In what grade are you?

4. How do you describe yourself?

 

Seatbelt Use

5. How often do you wear a seatbelt when riding in a car driven by someone else?

 

Motorcycle Helmets

6. During the past 12 months, how many times did you ride a motorcycle?

7. When you rode a motorcycle during the past 12 months, how often did you wear a helmet?

 

Bicycle Helmets

8. During the past 12 months, how many times did you ride a bicycle?

9. When you rode a bicycle during the past 12 months, how often did you wear a helmet?

 

Drinking and Driving

10. During the past 30 days, how many times did you ride in a car or other vehicle driven by someone who had been drinking alcohol?

11. During the past 30 days, how many days did you drive a car or other vehicle when you had been drinking alcohol?

 

Weapon Carrying

12. During the past 30 days, how many days did you carry a gun as a weapon?

13. During the past 30 days, on how many days did you carry a gun as a weapon on school property?

14. During the past 30 days, on how many days did you carry a weapon (other than a gun) such as a knife or club?

15. During the past 30 days, on how many days did you carry a knife or a club as a weapon on school property?

17. During 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

18. During 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

19. During the past 12 months, how many times were you in a physical fight?

20. During the past 12 months, how many times were you in a physical fight in which you were injured and had to be treated by a doctor or nurse?

21. During the past 12 months, how many times were you in a physical fight on school property?

22. The last time you were in a physical fight, with whom did you fight?

 

Harassment at School

16. During 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?

17. During 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?

23. During the past 30 days, have you been harassed at school by another student?

24. In the past 30 days, what were you harassed about?

 

Physical Abuse

25. Have you ever been physically abused (hit, kicked or struck by someone when you were not involved in a fight)?

26. If you have ever been physically abused, when was the last time this happened to you?

27. If you have ever been physically abused, have you ever talked with someone or tried to get help about this abuse?

 

Sexual Abuse

28. Have you ever been sexually abused (touched sexually when you did not want to be, or forced to have sexual intercourse when you did not want to)?

29. If you have ever been sexually abused, when was the last time this happened?

30. If you have been sexually abused, have you ever talked with someone or tried to get help about this abuse?

 

Suicide

31. During the past 12 months, did you ever seriously consider attempting suicide?

32. During the past 12 months, how many times did you actually attempt suicide?

33. 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?

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

 

Cigarette Smoking

34. How old were you when you smoked a whole cigarette for the first time?

35. During the past 30 days, on how many days did you smoke cigarettes?

36. During the past 30 days, on the days you smoked, how many cigarettes did you smoke per day?

37. During the past 30 days, where have you most often gotten your cigarettes?

38. During the past 30 days, how many times you bought cigarettes from any store or gas station?

39. During the past 30 days, how many times has any store or gas station refused to sell you cigarettes?

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

41. During the past 30 days, on how many days did you smoke cigarettes on school property?

42. Have you ever quit smoking cigarettes for three months or longer?

43. Does someone living in your house (other than you) smoke cigarettes?

44. Do you think smoking is cool?

 

Smokeless Tobacco

45. Have you ever used chewing tobacco or snuff, such as Redman, Levi Garrett, Beechnut, Skoal, Skoal Bandits, or Copenhagen?

46. During the past 30 days, on how many days did you use chewing tobacco or snuff?

47. During the past 30 days, on how many days did you use chewing tobacco or snuff on school property?

 

Alcohol Use

48. How old were you when you had your first drink of alcohol other than a few sips?

49. During your life, on how many days did you have at least one drink of alcohol?

50. During the past 30 days, on how many days did you have at least one drink of alcohol?

51. 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?

52. During the past 30 days, on how many days did you have at least one drink of alcohol on school property?

 

Marijuana

53. How old were you when you tried marijuana for the first time?

54. During your life, how many times have you used marijuana?

55. During the past 30 days, how many times did you use marijuana?

56. During the past 30 days, how many times did you marijuana on school property?

 

Cocaine

57. How old were you when you tried any form of cocaine, including powder, crack, or freebase, for the first time?

58. During your life, how many times have you used any form of cocaine, including powder, crack, or freebase?

59. During the past 30 days, how many times have you used an form of cocaine, including powder, crack, or freebase?

 

Other Drugs

61. During the past 30 days, how many times have you sniffed glue, or breathed the contents of aerosol spray cans, or inhaled any paints or sprays to get high?

62. During your life, how many times have you taken steroid pills or shots without a doctors prescription?

63. During your life, how many times have you used any other types of illegal drug, such as LSD, PCP, ecstasy, mushrooms, speed, ice, or heroin?

64. During your life, how many times have you used a needle to inject any illegal drug into your body?

65. During the past 12 months, has anyone offered, sold, or given you an illegal drug on school property?

 

Sexual Initiation and Abstinence

68. If a classmate, your same age and gender, asked you for advice about whether to start having sexual intercourse, what would you probably say?

69. What percentage of your classmates, your same age and gender, have had sexual intercourse? Would you guess:

 

Pregnancy and Contraception

76. The last time you had sexual intercourse, what one method did you or your partner use to prevent pregnancy?

77. How many times have you been pregnant or gotten someone pregnant?

78. How concerned are you personally about being pregnant or making someone else pregnant?

 

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

67. How concerned are you personally about getting a sexually transmitted disease other than AIDS?

 

HIV Knowledge and Attitudes

66. How concerned are you personally about getting the HIV/AIDS virus?

79. Have you ever been taught about AIDS or HIV infection in school?

80. Would you be willing to be in the same class with a student with HIV/AIDS infection?

81. Have you ever talked about AIDS or HIV infection with your parents or other adults in your family?

82. What do you consider to be the one most important source from where you have gotten your information about AIDS/HIV infection?

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

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

85. Can a person get AIDS/HIV infection from being bitten by mosquitoes or other insects?

86. Can a person get AIDS/HIV infection from donating blood?

87. If you wanted them, where would you go to condoms?

88. If you thought you were exposed to the HIV/AIDS virus, where would you go to be tested?

 

Body Image and Dieting

89. How do you describe your weight?

90. Which of the following are you trying to do about your weight?

91. During the past 30 days, did you diet to lose weight or to keep from gaining weight?

92. During the past 30 days, did you exercise to lose weight or to keep from gaining weight?

93. During the past 30 days, did you vomit or take laxatives to lose weight or to keep from gaining weight?

94. During the past 30 days, did you take diet pills to lose weight or to keep from gaining weight?

 

Nutrition

95. Yesterday, how many times did you eat fruit or drink fruit juice?

96. Yesterday, how many times did you eat raw or cooked vegetables (including green salad)?

97. Yesterday, how many times did you eat hamburger, hot dogs, sausage, french fries, or potato chips?

98. Yesterday, how many times did you eat cookies, doughnuts, pie, or cake?

 

Exercise and Sports

99. On how many of the past 7 days did you exercise or participate in sports activities for at least 20 mins. that made you sweat and breathe hard, such as basketball, jogging, swimming laps, tennis, fast cycling, or similar aerobic activity?

100. In an average week when you are in school, on how many days do you go to physical education (PE) classes?

101. During the past 12 months, on how many sports teams run by your school or by an organization outside your school, did you play? (Do not include PE classes)

 

Access to Care

102. When did you last go to a doctor or a nurse practitioner?

103. When did you last go to a dentist?

104. During the past 12 months, did you have any of the following health care needs?

105. During the past 12 months, where did you go to meet your health care needs?

106. Does your school have a School Based Health Center?

107. Have you used the School Based Health Center at this school?

108. What is the most important reason for going to the School Based Health Center?

109. What is the most important reason you have not used the School Based Health Center?

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

 

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