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NCJ Number: 205695 Find in a Library
Title: Ohio Student Survey-2002: Alcohol, Tobacco, Illicit Drugs, Violence and Related Behaviors, Grades 6, 8, 10 and 12
Corporate Author: Pride Surveys
United States of America
Project Director: Janie Pitcock
Date Published: April 5, 2002
Page Count: 195
Sponsoring Agency: Pride Surveys
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Sale Source: Pride Surveys
166 St Charles Street
Bowling Green, KY 42101
United States of America
Type: Survey
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The PRIDE Surveys Questionnaire was administered to students in grades 6 (n=50,369), 8 (n=49,083), 10 (n=41,512), and 12 (n=29,560) in Ohio in 2002 to obtain data on the prevalence and patterns of drug and alcohol use, violence, gang activity, and suicide.
Abstract: Within the past year, cigarettes had been used by 8.1 percent of 6th grade students, 22.7 percent of 8th grade students, 35.9 percent of 10th grade students, and 44.2 percent of 12th grade students. Within the past year, beer had been consumed by 11.7 percent of 6th graders, 30 percent of 8th graders, 52.3 percent of 10th graders, and 61.8 percent of 12th graders. Within the past year, marijuana had been used by 2.5 percent of 6th graders, 13.4 percent of 8th graders, 30.1 percent of 10th graders, and 36.6 percent of 12th graders. Cocaine had been used by .9 percent of 6th graders, 2.2 percent of 8th graders, 4.7 percent of 10th graders, and 6.4 percent of 12th graders. Hallucinogens had been used by 0.9 percent of 6th graders, 2.4 percent of 8th graders, 5.5 percent of 10th graders, and 7.8 percent of 12th graders. Of the total number of students surveyed (n=170,524), 3,371 reported carrying a gun to school (2.1 percent of those responding). Of the total number of students surveyed, 11,941 (7.3 percent of those responding) reported participating in gang activities. Of the total number surveyed, 8,628 (5.3 percent of those responding) reported thinking "often" or "a lot" about committing suicide. Of the total number of students surveyed, 62,474 (38.4 percent of those responding) reported threatening to harm another student. Trouble with the police was reported by 38,910 (23.6 percent) of the students, and 42,456 reported being afraid another student would hurt them. Data are also reported on risk and protective factors in the community, the school, the family, and the individual. Extensive tables and figures
Main Term(s): Juvenile statistics
Index Term(s): Bullying; Cocaine; Hallucinogens; Juvenile drug use; Juvenile gun ownership; Juvenile suicide; Juvenile/Youth Gangs; Marijuana; Ohio; Police juvenile relations; Tobacco use; Underage Drinking
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