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2008 and 2009 Georgia Student Health Survey II Excerpts Prepared for the Cobb Alcohol Taskforce. by Jeff Inman, Coordinator Cobb Safe and Drug Free Schools.

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2008 and 2009 georgia student health survey ii excerpts prepared for the cobb alcohol taskforce

2008 and 2009 Georgia Student Health Survey II Excerpts

Prepared for the Cobb Alcohol Taskforce

by Jeff Inman, Coordinator Cobb Safe and Drug Free Schools

The following charts illustrate the demographics of student survey respondents from Cobb County School District. Graphs that follow illustrate acomparison of excerpted alcohol related survey questions and student response rates from Cobb County School District and all schools in Georgia. For the complete survey report, check out the following link www.cobbk12.org/preventionintervention

The Georgia Student Health Survey is administered through the internet to students in grades 6, 8, 10, and 12 every year during the month of October. This section of the 2008 survey will serve as baseline data and comparison for 2009 for the Cobb Alcohol Taskforce and future survey results will become part of our evaluation data.


Demographics

Demographics


Demographics1

Demographics


2008 and 2009 georgia student health survey ii excerpts prepared for the cobb alcohol taskforce

Cobb 6th, 8th and 12th grades show a decrease in students’ past 30 day use of alcohol, from 2008 to 2009. Cobb 10th grades show a 3% increase.


2008 and 2009 georgia student health survey ii excerpts prepared for the cobb alcohol taskforce

Age of first use

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2008 and 2009 georgia student health survey ii excerpts prepared for the cobb alcohol taskforce

Cobb 6th, 8th and 12th grades show an increase in students’ belief that alcohol is harmful, from 2008 to 2009. Cobb 10th grades show a decrease.


2008 and 2009 georgia student health survey ii excerpts prepared for the cobb alcohol taskforce

Generally the perception of peer disapproval of alcohol use decreases with age. Cobb 6th, 8th and 12th grades show increases, from 2008 to 2009.

Cobb 10th grades show a 6% decrease.


2008 and 2009 georgia student health survey ii excerpts prepared for the cobb alcohol taskforce

Adults disapproval of student alcohol use remains fairly consistent.


2008 and 2009 georgia student health survey ii excerpts prepared for the cobb alcohol taskforce

Generally students’ belief that alcohol is easy to get increases with age.

Cobb 6th and 10th grades show increases from 2008 to 2009.

Cobb 8th and 12th grades show decreases from 2008 to 2009.


2008 and 2009 georgia student health survey ii excerpts prepared for the cobb alcohol taskforce

Cobb 12thgrade show a 8% decrease in binge drinking, from 2008 to 2009.


2008 and 2009 georgia student health survey ii excerpts prepared for the cobb alcohol taskforce

Georgia 10th and 12th grades show dramatic increases (16% and 20%) in weekend alcohol use, from 2008 to 2009. Cobb 10thgrade show a 6% increaseand 8th and 12th grades show decreases in weekend alcohol use, from 2008 to 2009.


2008 and 2009 georgia student health survey ii excerpts prepared for the cobb alcohol taskforce

Cobb 10th and 12th grades show more students’ use alcohol at a friends house

than Georgia 10th and 12th grade students, in 2008 and 2009.


2008 and 2009 georgia student health survey ii excerpts prepared for the cobb alcohol taskforce

Georgia and Cobb 10thgrade report same rate of peer use of alcohol at home. Cobb 12th grade report higher rates of peer use of alcohol at home

than Georgia 12th grade, in 2008 and 2009.


2008 and 2009 georgia student health survey ii excerpts prepared for the cobb alcohol taskforce

Generally students’ use of alcohol in a car is far less than at a friend’s

house or at their own home. Cobb 10th grades show a 4% increase

in students’ use of alcohol in a car, from 2008 to 2009.


2008 and 2009 georgia student health survey ii excerpts prepared for the cobb alcohol taskforce

No significant changes.


2008 and 2009 georgia student health survey ii excerpts prepared for the cobb alcohol taskforce

No significant changes.


Survey limitations

Survey Limitations

  • Convenience survey methodology

  • Sample size changes each year

  • Not necessarily following same students over time

  • Trends may be more meaningful using 2 yr. comparisons


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