Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, March 30th, 2009
The Healthy Youth Survey focuses on health risk behaviors. The anonymous voluntary survey is taken every two years by more than 210,000 public school kids around the state in grades six, eight, 10, and 12. It covers many topics young people face -- drug, alcohol, and tobacco use; weapons in schools; gangs; gambling; physical activity; suicide; bullying; and more.
"This survey is a snapshot of what's going on with youth in our state," said Secretary of Health Mary Selecky....
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