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2009 8th Grade Results

Oregon Healthy Teens (OHT) 2009 8th Grade Results

 

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 Demographics

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1. What is your sex?
3. How old are you?
4-5. (Summary variable:) Race/Ethnicity
6. What is the language you use most often at home?
11. Would you say that in general your physical health is....
12. Would you say that in general your emotional and mental health is....
13. 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?
14. During the past 12 months, did you have any physical health care needs that were not met?
15. During the past 12 months, did you have any emotional or mental health care needs that were not met?

 

Asthma

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21. Has a doctor or nurse ever told you that you have asthma?
22. Do you still have asthma?

 

Mental Health

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37. During the past 30 days, how much of the time have you been a very nervous person?
38. During the past 30 days, how much of the time have you felt calm and peaceful?
39. During the past 30 days, how much of the time have you felt downhearted and blue?
40. During the past 30 days, how much of the time have you been a happy person?
41. During the past 30 days, how much of the time have you felt so down in the dumps that nothing could cheer you up?
42. 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?
43. During the past 12 months, did you ever seriously consider attempting suicide?
44. During the past 12 months, how many times did you actually attempt suicide?
45. 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?
45x. Among only those who 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?

 

Nutrition, Activity, Weight

Nutrition

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23. In the past 12 months, did you ever eat less than you felt you should because there wasn't enough money to buy food?
24/29. (Summary variable.) Five-a-day measure: In the past 7 days, average servings per day where student reported consuming fruits or vegetables.
24. During the past 7 days, how many times did you drink 100% fruit juices such as orange juice, apple juice, or grape juice?
25. During the past 7 days, how many times did you eat fruit?
26. During the past 7 days, how many times did you eat green salad?
27. During the past 7 days, how many times did you eat potatoes?
28. During the past 7 days, how many times did you eat carrots?
29. During the past 7 days, how many times did you eat other vegetables?
30. During the past 7 days, on how many days did you eat breakfast?
31. 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?

Physical Activity

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32.

During the past 7 days, on how many days were you physically active for a total of at least 60 minutes per day?
33. In an average week when you are in school, on how many days do you go to physical education (PE) classes?
34. During an average physical education (PE) class, how many minutes do you spend actually exercising or playing sports?
35. Do you feel that you get as much physical activity as you need, or less than you need?

Body Weight
 
8/9. (Summary variable): BMI Categories.
36. How do you describe your weight?

 

Sexual Behavior

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60. Have you ever had sexual intercourse?
61. How old were you when you had sexual intercourse for the first time?
62. During your life, with how many people have you had sexual intercourse?
63. During the past 3 months, with how many people did you have sexual intercourse?
63.x. Among those who have ever had sex: Indicator for current sexual activity, defined as sexual intercourse during the past three months.
64. Did you drink alcohol or use drugs before you had sexual intercourse the last time?
64x. Among those who have ever had sex: Did you drink alcohol or use drugs before you had sexual intercourse the last time?
65. The last time you had sexual intercourse, did you or your partner use a condom?
65x. Among those who have ever had sex: The last time you had sexual intercourse, did you or your partner use a condom?
66. The last time you had sexual intercourse, what one method did you or your partner use to prevent pregnancy?
66x. 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?

 

Injury-Related Issues

Harassment

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53x. (Summary variable). During the past 30 days, have you ever been harassed at school (or on the way to or from school)?
53. 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
46. 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?
47. During the past 30 days, on how many days did you carry a gun?
48. During the past 30 days, on how many days did you carry a gun on school property?
49. 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?
50. During the past 12 months, how many times has anyone offered, sold, or given you an illegal drug on school property?
51. During the past 12 months, how many times were you in a physical fight?
52. During the past 12 months, how many times were you in a physical fight on school property?

 

The Choking Game

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54. This 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. Which of the following is true of you? (Please mark all that apply):
55. How many times in your life have you participated in the Choking Game yourself?


Tobacco, Alcohol, Other Drugs

Tobacco

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67. During the past 30 days, on how many days did you smoke cigarettes?
68. 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?
67&68. (Summary variable): Current tobacco use (cigarettes or chewing tobacco, past 30 days.
69. During the past 30 days, on how many days did you smoke cigars, cigarillos, or little cigars?
70. During the past 30 days, on how many days did you smoke tobacco in a pipe?
71. During the past 30 days, on how many days did you smoke tobacco in a Hookah, also known as a waterpipe?
72. During the past 30 days, on how many days did you smoke clove or kretek cigarettes?
73. 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.
74. During the past 30 days, on the days you smoked, how many cigarettes did you smoke per day?
75. How old were you when you smoked a whole cigarette for the first time?
76. Have you ever tried smoking flavored cigarettes (made to taste like chocolate, candy, etc.)?
77. Do you want to completely stop smoking cigarettes?
78. During the past 12 months, did you ever try to stop smoking cigarettes?
79. Do you think that you will smoke a cigarette soon (non-smokers)?
80. At any time during the next year, do you think you will smoke a cigarette (non-smokers)?
81. If one of your best friends were to offer you a cigarette, would you smoke it (non-smokers)?
82. During the past 30 days, from which of the following sources did you get tobacco (cigarettes, chew, cigars)? (Please mark all that apply)
83. If you wanted to get some tobacco (cigarettes, chew, cigars), how easy would it be for you to get some?
84. Is there a rule against tobacco in your school?
85. During the past 30 days, on how many days did you smoke cigarettes on school property?
86. During the past 30 days, on how many days did you use chewing tobacco, snuff, or dip on school property?
87. During the past 12 months, have you seen anyone smoke on school property?
88. During the past 7 days, on how many days did you ride in a car with someone who was smoking cigarettes?
89. Does someone living in your house (other than you) smoke cigarettes?
90. During the past 30 days, have you seen an advertisement promoting cigarettes on a storefront or in a store?
91. During the past 30 days, have you seen an advertisement promoting cigarettes in a magazine?
92. If you have a favorite, what is the brand of your favorite cigarette advertisement?
93. What percentage of youth in your grade do you think smoked cigarettes in the past 30 days?

 

Alcohol

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94. 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?
95. During the past 30 days, on how many days did you have at least one drink of alcohol on school property?
96. 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?
97. During the past 30 days, what type of alcohol did you usually drink?
98. During your life, on how many days have you had at least one drink of alcohol?
99. 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?
100. During the past 30 days, how did you usually get the alcohol you drank?

 

Other Drugs

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101. How old were you when you tried marijuana for the first time?
102. During the past 30 days, how many times did you use marijuana?
103. During your life, how many times have you used marijuana?
104. 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?
105. During the past 30 days, how many times did you use prescription drugs (without a doctor's orders) to get high?
106. During the past 30 days, how many times did you use methamphetamines (also called speed, crystal, crank, or ice)?
107. During the past 30 days, how many times did you use any form of cocaine including powder, crack, or freebase?
108. During the past 30 days, how many times did you use heroin or other opiates or narcotics?
109. During the past 30 days, how many times did you use ecstasy (also called MDMA)?
110. During the past 30 days, how many times did you use LSD or other hallucinogens or psychedelics?
111. 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?
112. During your life, how many times have you used any form of cocaine, including powder, crack, or freebase?
113. During your life, how many times have you sniffed glue, breathed the contents of aerosol spray cans, or inhaled any paints or sprays to get high?
114. During your life, how many times have you used heroin (also called smack, junk, or China White)?
115. During your life, how many times have you used methamphetamines (also called speed, crystal, crank, or ice)?
116. During your life, how many times have you used ecstasy (also called MDMA)?
117. During your life, how many times have you taken steroid pills or shots without a doctor's prescription?
(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)
118. 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?
119. How much do you think people risk harming themselves (physically or in other ways) if they use chewing tobacco, snuff, or dip every day?
120. How much do you think people risk harming themselves (physically or in other ways) if they try marijuana once or twice?
121. How much do you think people risk harming themselves (physically or in other ways) if they smoke marijuana regularly?
122. 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?
123. 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?

 

Gambling

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56. Gambling involves betting anything of value (money, a watch, soda, etc.) on a game or event. Please check ALL the different types of gambling that you have bet on, if any, during the last 30 days?
57. During the last 12 months, have you ever felt bad about the amount you bet, or about what happens when you bet money?
58. During the last 12 months, have you ever felt that you would like to stop betting money but didn't think you could?
59. In total, how much money have you bet in any form (lottery, card games, bingo, Internet, sports, with friends) in the past three months?

 

Beliefs, Attitudes, Influences

Peer Influences

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124. In the past 12 months, how many of your best friends have smoked cigarettes?
125. In the past 12 months, how many of your best friends have tried beer, wine, or hard liquor (for example, vodka, whiskey, or gin)?

 

Personal Beliefs

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16. I can do most things if I try.
17. There is at least one teacher or other adult in my school that really cares about me.
18. I volunteer to help others in my community.
19. I can work out my problems.

11/12;16/19.

Summary variable: Meets the positive youth development benchmark.
20. During the past 12 months, how would you describe your grades in school?
129. How wrong do you think it is for someone your age to smoke cigarettes
130. How wrong do you think it is for someone your age to drink beer, wine, or hard liquor regularly?
131. How wrong do you think it is for someone your age to smoke marijuana?
132. How wrong do you think it is for someone your age to use LSD, cocaine, amphetamines, or another illegal drug?

 

Community Influences

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133. 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?
134. 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?
135. 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?
136. If someone your age drank some beer, wine or hard liquor in your neighborhood, he or she would be caught by the police.