Teens And Safety

March 14, 1993

The Youth Risk Behavior Survey asks teen-agers 84 questions about a variety of health and safety issues. Here are some examples:

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

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

During the past 30 days, on how many days did you carry a gun?

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?

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

During the past 30 days, did you use chewing tobacco, such as Redman, Levi Garrett, or Beechnutt, or snuff, such as Skoal, Skoal Bandits or Copenhagen?

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

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

Have you ever had sexual intercourse?

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

Have you ever been told by a doctor or nurse that you have a sexually transmitted disease such as genital herpes, genital warts, chiamydia, syphillis, gonorrhea, AIDS or HIV Infection?

Yesterday, did you eat cooked vegetables?

On how many of the past seven days did you exercise or participate in sports activities for at least 20 minutes that made you sweat and breathe hard, such as basketball, jogging, fast dancing, swimming laps, tennis, fast bicycling or similar aerobic activities?

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