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2005 Youth Risk Behavior Survey
Survey Results
January 2007

Acknowledgements

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education wishes to extend its thanks to the 3,522 public high school students who participated in the 2005 MYRBS, and to the teachers, principals, and superintendents of the 51 high schools these students represented. We would also like to thank the Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which provided funding for this important research; the staff at Westat, Inc., who provided valuable technical assistance throughout all phases of this project; and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health for its support of Massachusetts Youth Risk Behavior Survey.

Table of Contents

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Executive Summary
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Chapter 1.   Introduction & Survey Methods
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Chapter 2.   Tobacco Use
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Chapter 3.   Alcohol Use
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Chapter 4.   Illegal Drug Use
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Chapter 5.   Violence-Related Behaviors & Experiences
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Chapter 6.   Suicidality and Self-Inflicted Injury
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Chapter 7.   Behaviors Related to Unintentional Injuries
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Chapter 8.   Sexual Behaviors & Sexuality Education - [MSWORD = 2.0MB]
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Chapter 9.   Nutrition, Physical Activity & Weight Control
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Chapter 10.   Protective Factors
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Chapter 11.   Conclusions
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Appendix A.   2005 Massachusetts Youth Risk Behavior Survey Questionnaire
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Appendix B.   Sampling, Survey Administration, Data Weighting, Data Analysis Procedures
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Appendix C.   Summary Tables
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Appendix D.   Risk Behaviors Among U.S. and Massachusetts High School Students


Last Updated: April 18, 2007
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