Nashville, TN – Results from Tennessee's bi-annual Youth Risk Behavior Survey for 2007 are now available through the Tennessee Department of Education's Office of Coordinated School Health. The Coordinated School Health division works with dedicated personnel in every Tennessee school system to help students develop positive behaviors that promote good health and support academic achievement. The Youth Risk Behavior Survey attempts to measure high school student participation in risky behavior such as drug use and riding with an intoxicated driver.
"Awareness is vital to having fewer young people endanger themselves with the choices they make," said Connie Givens, Director of the Office of Coordinated School Health. "This survey is one tool to gauge where we should increase efforts to encourage better decision-making."
The voluntary and anonymous survey of 2,069 students at 45 high schools included questions in the following six categories: dietary behaviors; physical activity, behaviors resulting in unintentional injuries and violence; tobacco use; alcohol and other drug use; sexual behaviors resulting in HIV infection, sexually transmitted diseases and unintended pregnancies.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.