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Education Reporter
NUMBER 174 THE NEWSPAPER OF EDUCATION RIGHTS JULY 2000

Youth Risk Behavior Survey - Spring 2000
(Excerpts of actual questions)
  1. Which of the following best describes you? 
    1. Heterosexual (straight)
    2. Gay or lesbian
    3. Bisexual
    4. Not sure
  1. During the past 12 months, were you physically or emotionally injured or abused by someone in your household?
  1. Are you under stress because of pressure at home?
  1. In the past 12 months, have you ever thought about killing yourself?
  1. During the past 12 months, how many times did you actually attempt suicide?
  1. Do your parents (or adults in the house) smoke cigarettes around you?
  1. If you ever sniffed permanent markers, glue, liquid paper, rush, locker room, other liquids, or breathed the contents of sprays, paints, or any inhalants to get "high," how often did you use them?
  1. If you ever used any form of cocaine including powder, crack, or freebase, how often did you use it?

  2. If you ever used methamphetamines (also called speed, crystal, crank, or ice) how often did you use them?

  3. If you ever used heroin (also called smack, junk, or China white) how often did you use it?

  4. Have you ever used any other type of illegal drug such as LSD (acid), PCP (angel dust), ecstasy, Special K, psychedelic mushrooms, peyote, etc.?
  1. Have you ever had oral sex, either fellatio (mouth touching penis) or cunnilingus (mouth touching vagina)?
  1. If you have had sexual intercourse, how many people have you had sex with in your life?

  2. During the past 3 months, with how many people did you have sexual intercourse?
  1. The last time, if you had sexual intercourse, what one method did you or your partner use to prevent pregnancy? (Select only one.)

    1. I never had sexual intercourse. 
    2. No method was used. 
    3. Withdrawal (or pulling out "in time") 
    4. Condoms 
    5. Birth control pills 
    6. Spermicide (like Depo-Provera foam) 
    7. Some other method (diaphragm, etc.) 
    8. Not sure what method was used.
  1. How many times have you been pregnant or gotten someone pregnant?
  1. Have you ever used alcohol or another drug before you had sexual intercourse?

  2. Have you ever been tested for HIV infection or any other sexually transmitted infections (STI's) such as genital warts, genital herpes, chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, etc.?
  1. How many of the survey questions (which you did not skip) did you answer truthfully to the best of your knowledge?

    1. All of them 
    2. Most of them 
    3. Some of them 
    4. A few 
    5. None

 
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