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2003 Indiana Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) Data


Table 1 – Cigarette Use

Table 2 – Tobacco Use

Table 3 – Physical Inactivity

Table 4 – Physical Activity

Table 5 – Sexual Behavior

Table 6 – Weight and Nutrition

Table 7 – Nutrition

Table 8 – Alcohol Use

Table 9 – Drug Use

Table 10 – Seatbelt/Bicycle Helmet Use

Table 11 – Violence

Table 12 – Suicide


Table 1– Cigarette Use

Category

Percents

 

Indiana

National

Ever Smoked a Cigarette

60.4

58.4

Currently smoking on a daily basis

19.3

15.8

Currently smokes cigarettes

25.6

21.9

Smoked 20 or more cigarettes during past 30 days

12.4

9.7

Smoked more than 10 cigarettes a day

3.5

3.1

Have purchased cigarettes at store or gas station

20

18.9

Smoked a whole cigarette before age 13

20.2

18.3

Cigarette use on school property

7.7

8

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Table 2– Tobacco Use

Category

Percents

 

Indiana

National

Currently using smokeless tobacco

7.2

6.7

Currently using cigars

14.7

14.8

Currently using tobacco

30.4

27.5

Have used smokeless tobacco use on school property

3.7

5.9

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Table 3– Physical Inactivity

Category

Percents

 

Indiana

National

No vigorous or moderate physical activity

8.6

11.5

Participated in strengthening exercises

51

51.9

Played on one or more sports teams

57.1

57.6

Watched three or more hours per day of TV

32.9

38.2

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Table 4– Physical Activity

Category

Percents

 

Indiana

National

Participated in sufficient vigorous physical activity

62.3

62.6

Participated in sufficient moderate physical activity

26.5

24.7

Participated in an insufficient amount of physical activity

31.9

33.4

Enrolled in physical education class

37.1

55.7

Attended physical education class daily

23.7

28.4

Exercised or played sports more than 20 minutes during an average physical activity class

37.1

55.7

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Table 5– Sexual Behavior

Category

Percents

 

Indiana

National

Ever had sexual intercourse

48.8

46.7

Currently sexually active

38

34.3

Used a condom during last sexual intercourse

55.4

63

Taught about AIDS or HIV infection in school

92.2

87.9

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Table 6– Weight and Nutrition

Category

Percents

 

Indiana

National

Overweight

11.5

13.5

At risk for becoming overweight

14.2

15.4

Described themselves as slightly or very overweight

32.2

29.6

Were trying to loose weight

46.7

43.8

Ate less food, fewer calories, or foods low in fat to lose weight or to keep from gaining weight

43.3

42.2

Went without eating for more than 24 hours to lose weight or to keep from gaining weight

13.4

13.3

Exercised to lose weight or to keep from gaining weight

62.4

57.1

Took diet pills, powders, or liquids to lose weight or to keep from gaining weight

10.1

9.2

Vomited or took laxatives to lose weight or to keep from gaining weight

4.8

6

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Table 7– Nutrition

Category

Percents

 

Indiana

National

Ate fruits and vegetables five or more times per day

20.3

22

Drank three or more glasses of milk per day

21.1

17.1

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Table 8– Alcohol Use

Category

Percents

 

Indiana

National

Ever used alcohol

77.8

74.9

Currently using alcohol

44.9

44.9

Drank 5 or more drinks in a row in last 30 days

28.9

28.3

Drank alcohol before age 13 years

23.9

27.8

Alcohol use on school property

3.9

5.2

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Table 9– Drug Use

Category

Percents

 

Indiana

National

Ever used marijuana

43.4

40.2

Currently using marijuana

22.1

22.4

Ever used cocaine

7.9

8.7

Currently using cocaine

3.1

4.1

Ever used injecting illegal drug

1.6

3.2

Ever used inhalants

12.9

12.1

Currently using inhalants

3.7

3.9

Ever used illegal steroids

5.6

6.1

Ever used heroine

2.4

3.3

Ever used methamphetamine

8.2

7.6

Tried marijuana before age 13

8.8

9.9

Marijuana use on school property

3.8

5.8

Offered, sold, or given an illegal drug on school property

28.3

28.7

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Table 10– Seatbelt / Bicycle Helmet Use

Category

Percents

 

Indiana

National

Rarely or never wore seatbelts

10.6

18.2

Rarely or never wore bicycle helmets

93.8

85.9

Rode with a driver who had been drinking alcohol

28.3

30.2

Drove after drinking alcohol

12.4

12.1

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Table 11– Violence

Category

Percents

 

Indiana

National

Carried a weapon

17.8

17.1

Carried a gun

5.7

6.1

In a physical fight

30.6

33

Injured in a physical fight

3.5

4.2

Carried a weapon on school property

6.2

6.1

Threatened or injured with a weapon on school property

6.7

9.2

Engaged in a physical fight on school property

10.9

12.8

Felt too unsafe to go to school

3.8

5.4

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Table 12– Suicide

Category

Percents

 

Indiana

National

Felt sad or hopeless

25.5

28.6

Seriously considered attempting suicide

16

16.9

Made a suicide plan

12.6

16.5

Attempted suicide

6.6

8.5

Suicide attempt required medical attention

1.6

2.9

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For information on Indiana results, please contact the Maternal and Children’s Special Health Care Services at the State Department of Health at 1-800-761-1271.

For more information on the 2003 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, and to view the national Youth Risk Behavior Survey results, go to the centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Web site at: http://www.cdc.gov/HealthyYouth/yrbs/index.htm.