Tuesday, October 21, 2008

New High School Data Shows Some Positive and Negative Changes

The Kentucky Department of Education has taken the 2007 Youth Behavior Risk Survey High School data and compared it to the 2003 YBRS High School data in the form of fact sheets. There is a fact sheet for each of the six categories of priority health-risk behaviors listed above. From 2003 - 2007, a lot of the data remained the same, but there were some statistically significant decreases in tobacco use and alcohol and drug behaviors, while there were some statistically significant increases in injury and violence behaviors.

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