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1999 Middle School Results
Demographics

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

4. How do you describe your race?

 

Personal Safety

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

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

9. If you used roller blades or a skateboard during the past 12 months, how often did you wear a helmet?

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

11a. From the 6th grade survey: During the past 12 months, have you ever been harassed at school (or on the way to or from school)?

 

Harassment at School

12. During the past 12 months, have you ever been harassed at school (or on the way to or from school) because of your race or ethnic origin?

13. During the past 12 months, have you ever been harassed at school (or on your way to or from school) because someone thought you were gay, lesbian or bisexual?

14. During the past 12 months, have you received unwanted sexual comments or attention at school (or on your way to or from school?) 

 

Violence Related Behavior

15. During the past 30 days, did you carry a weapon such as a gun, knife or club?

16. If you carried a gun in the last 30 days, who did the gun belong to?

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

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

19. 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?

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

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

22. During the past 12 months, did your boyfriend or girlfriend ever hit, slap, or physically hurt you on purpose?

23. During the past 12 months did any adult family member ever hit, slap or physically hurt you on purpose? 

 

Depression and Suicide

24. During the past 12 months, did you ever feel so sad or hopeless almost every day for two weeks or more in a row that you stopped doing some usual activities?

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

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

 

Tobacco Use

27.If one of your best friends were to offer you a cigarette, would you try it?

28. Have you ever tried cigarette smoking, even one or two puffs?

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

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

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

32. Have you ever smoked regularly, that is, at least one cigarette every day for 30 days?

33. During the past 30 days, have you gotten cigarettes from ANY of the following sources?

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

35. Does anyone living in your house (other than you) smoke cigarettes?

36. During the past 30 days, on how many days did you use chewing tobacco or snuff such as Redman, Levi Garrett, Beechnut, Skoal, Skoal Bandits, or Copenhagen?

37. During the past 30 days, on how many days did you smoke cigars, cigarillos, or little cigars?

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

39. Is there a rule at your school that students are not allowed to smoke on school property?

40. How striclty are the non-smoking rules for students enforced at your school?

41. During the past school year have you seen teachers or staff smoke on school property?

42. In the last 30 days, has anyone offered you a cigarette or chewing tobacco for you to use?

43. During this school year, have you talked with a parent or other adult family member about tobacco use?

44. During this school year, have you practiced how to refuse tobacco if it is offered to you?

45. During this school year, have you participated in any classroom activiites to prevent tobacco use?

46. During this school year, have you participated in any organized activiites, outside the classroom, to prevent tobacco use (for example, after school or in the community)?

 

Alcohol Use

48. Have you ever had a drink of alcohol other than a few sips?

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

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

 

Marijuana Use

51. Have you ever used marijuana?

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

53. During the past 30 days, did you use marijuana?

 

Other Drug Use

54. Have your every tried any form of cocaine, including powder, crack, or freebase?

56. Have you ever sniffed glue, breathed the contents of aerosol spray cans, or inhaled any paints or sprays to get high?

57. Have you ever taken steroid pills or shots without a doctors prescription?

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

 

Sexual Behavior

59. Many middle school students take the STARS (Students Today Aren't Ready for Sex) classes. These classes teach refusal skills to limit sexual involvement. Have you been in or taken a STARS class?

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

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

62. Have you ever had sexual intercourse?

63. How old were you when you had sexual intercourse for the first time?

64. During your life, with how many people have you had sexual intercourse?

65. During the past 3 months, have you had sexual intercourse?

66. Did you drink alcohol or use other drugs before you had sexual intercourse the last time?

67. The last time you had sexual intercourse, did you or your partner use a condom?

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

 

HIV/AIDS

70. What do you consider to be the one most reliable or accurate source from where you have gotten your information about AIDS/HIV infection?

71. During the last 12 months have you ever been taught about AIDS or HIV infection in school? 

 

Body Image and Dieting

72. How do you describe your weight?

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

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

75. During the past 30 days, did you eat less food, fewer calories, or foods low in fat to lose weight or to keep from gaining weight?

76. During the past 30 days, did you go without eating for 24 hours or more (also called fasting) to lose weight or to keep from gaining weight?

77. During the past 30 days, did you take diet pills, powders, or liquids without a doctor's advice to lose weight or to keep from gaining weight?

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

 

Nutrition

79. During the past 7 days, how many times did you drink 100% fruit juices such as orange juice, or grape juice?

80. During the past 7 days, how many times did you eat fruit?

81. In the past 7 days, how many times did you eat raw or cooked vegetables (including green salad)?

82. In the past 7 days, how many days did you eat breakfast?

83. How many times during the past 7 days did you eat a meal with your family?

84. During the past 7 days, how many glasses of milk did you drink?

 

Exercise, Sports and Activities

85. On how many of the past 7 days did you exercise or participate in physical activity for at least 20 minutes that made you sweat and breathe hard, such as basketball, soccer, running, swimming laps, fast bicycling, fast dancing, or similar aerobic activities?

86. During the past 12 months, on how many sports teams did you play?

87. On an average school day, how many hours do you watch TV?

88. Thinking back over the last month, in an average week how many hours do you spend in volunteer work, religious activities, youth groups, music, drama or special school activities such as year book, both at school and away from school?

 

Access to Care

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

90. When did you last go to a dentist?

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

92. During the past 12 months, did you have any of the following health care needs that were not met?

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

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

95. Have you registered or do you have permission to use the School Based Health Center?

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

 

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