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Diane Aye, MPH, PhD

Connecticut Department of Public Health

Diane.Aye@ct.gov

(860)509-7662


Diane Aye

Dawn Sorosiak

Celeste Jorge

Richard Rodriguez

Marijane Mitchell

Vivian Henry

Nancy Dickman

Bonnie Edmondson

Cheryl Resha

CSHS Team


Background

  • Comprised of two components

    • Youth Tobacco Component

      (also known as Youth Tobacco Survey)

    • Youth Behavior Component

      (also known as Youth Risk Behavior Survey)


Connecticut School Health Survey

Questions include:

Tobacco Use

Dietary Habits

Physical Activity

Alcohol and other drug use

Sexual Behaviors

Behaviors that contribute to injuries and violence

Protective factors


Mortality data for youth and young adults aged 10–24,

Connecticut, 2003–2005


Connecticut School Health Survey

  • New Topics in 2007:

    • Gambling

    • Computer Use

    • Sleep

    • Family love and support

    • Visit to dentist

  • Full School Survey of one High School


  • Response Rate

    • School Response Rate x Student Response Rate =

      Overall response rate

      School

      46/59 school participation rate = 78%

      Student

      2086/2659 = 78.5%

      Overall

      76.3% x 78.4% = 61.2 %


    Percentage of CT students who gambled for money or possessions (including lottery tickets, betting

    on sports teams, or card games) in the past 12 months.


    Percentage of students who get 8 or more hours of sleep on an average school night


    Percentage of CT students who watched three or more hours per day of TV or played video/computer games on an average school day by gender


    Percent of students who are overweight* or obese**

    >85th percentile but <95th percentile BMI based on reference data*

    >95th percentile for BMI based on reference data**


    CT Students engaging in healthy (exercise, eating low-cal, low-fat foods) and non-healthy (laxatives, pills, vomiting, fasting) weight loss behaviors


    Percent of students met recommended levels* and participated in an insufficient amount** of physical activity

    *Were physically active at least 60 min on 5 days in the past week

    **Were physically active for at least 60 minutes on no days in the past week


    Percentage of CT students who never or rarely wore a seat belt when riding in a car driven by someone else and never or rarely wore a bicycle helmet


    Percentage of students who rode in a car or other vehicle driven by someone who had been drinking alcohol or were the driver, one or more times during the past 30 days


    Percentage of students who felt sad or hopeless for 2 or more weeks, or considered, planned or attempted suicide one or more times during the past 12 months


    Percentage of CT students who felt so sad or hopeless almost every day for two weeks or more in a row that they stopped doing some usual activities during the past 12 months


    Percentage of CT students who actually attempted suicide one or more times during the past 12 months by grade, gender, and race/ethnicity


    Percentage of students who had been in a physical fight or physical fight on school property during the past 12 months


    Percentage of students who did not go to school because they felt unsafe at school or on their way toor from school on one or more of the past 30 days


    Percentage of CT students who had been harassed or bullied on school property one or more times during the past 12 months


    Percentage of students who carried a weapon such as a gun, knife, or club, or carried a weapon on school property,

    during the past 30 days


    Percentage of students who experienced dating violence or were ever physically forced to have sexual intercourse


    Percentage of CT students who were hit, slapped, or physically hurt on purpose by their boyfriend or girlfriend during the past 12 months


    Percentage of students who ever had sexual intercourse and number of partners


    Percentage of students who ever had sexual intercourse by grade, gender, and race-ethnicity


    Percentage of students who had at least one drink of alcohol (current drinking), or who had 5 or more drinks in a row (binge drinking), or who used marijuana on one or more of the past 30 days


    Percentage of students who used any form of marijuana, cocaine, heroin, inhalants, methamphetamines, over-the-counter drugs, ecstasy and non-Rx steroids during their lifetime


    Percentage of students who were offered, sold, or given an illegal drug on school property by someone during the past 12 months


    Percentage of students who smoked cigarettes on one or more of the past 30 days.

    Data from Youth Tobacco Component


    Percent prevalence of risk factors (within the past month)

    By academic grade


    Grades by Race-Ethnicity


    Grades by Race-Ethnicity


    Percent prevalence of risk factors

    among cigarette smokers versus non-smokers


    Percent prevalence of risk factors among students involved vs not involved in after school activities


    Percent prevalence of risk factors

    by whether student agrees that their family loves them and provides help and support when needed


    Percent prevalence of risk factors by whether student says

    that parents usually know where they are


    Percentage of CT students with

    current risk factors by grade


    Percentage of students with after school activities, volunteer activities, and paid work by grade


    Ever tested for HIV and saw a dentist or dental health professional in the past 12 months by race-ethnicity


    Selected risk factors within the past 30 days

    by race-ethnicity


    Selected risk factors within the past 30 days

    by race-ethnicity


    Selected risk factors by race-ethnicity


    Selected risk factors by race-ethnicity


    Publications, survey information, and program information are available on the

    following web sites

    www.ct.gov/dph search CSHS

    www.ct.gov/sde/healthyconnections


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